In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

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Lieutenant Sandy Mueller
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Emerich Weber
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Komanski
Jacques Breuer ...
Joachim (as Jaques Breuer)
Kenneth Griffith ...
Bruno
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Georg (as Nicolas Farrell)
Ute Christensen ...
Ilse
Robert Freitag ...
Dr. Lentz
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Frau Lentz
Wolfgang Jörg ...
Konrad Moss (as Wolfgang Jorg)
Pasqual Breuer ...
Wolf Lentz
Katharina Seyferth ...
Greta Dohr (as Katharina Seyfert)
Heinz Weiss ...
Herr Heppner
Dorothea Moritz ...
Frau Heppner
Carl Duering ...
Klaus Schoenemann (as Carl Fox Duering)
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In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

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Five determined men attempt a daring rescue under the Berlin Wall.

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Berlin tunnel 21
5 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent and a true thriller throughout. Thomas is excellent as are his supporting actors. This film really builds the tension to what is an excellent climax to the picture. Thomas has done other terrific stuff such as battle beyond the stars, but it still felt like john boy playing who ever. In this though we forget all about john boy and see him as a very good actor. This film picks up the feeling of the time and the situation people were in. This is an all round great piece of work and should be aired to the public more often. It must be twenty years since I saw this movie on our screens. Come on show it again, somebody please.


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