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Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
The East German border: 836 miles of barbed wire walls, automated machine guns, armed guards, and deadly land mines. On September 15, 1979 two families tried to cross it.
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The vehicle license plates used the East German numbering system but were printed on West German plate blanks from West German DIN-standard dies. The plates were only issued for a very short time after the German reunification, As such, this caused an unintentional historical inaccuracy and anachronism. See more
I'm not gonna be a delivery boy all my life. I'm a mechanic. Damn good one and I've got a right to prove it.
There are other ways. Helicopters fly people out of Czechoslovakia.
How are we gonna get into Czechoslovakia? Sneak across that border with two little children? And even if we did, we don't have the money. They're charging ten, twelve thousand a ride.
You really think we can do it?
I know we can. We have to. The police are gonna find the Strelzyks and when they do, we're locked ...