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Night Crossing (1982)

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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.

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Peter Strelzyk
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Doris Strelzyk
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Frank Strelzyk
Keith McKeon ...
Fitscher Strelzyk
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Guenter Wetzel
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Petra Wetzel
Geoffrey Liesik ...
'Little' Peter Wetzel
Michael Liesik ...
Andreas Wetzel
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Josef Keller
Anne Stallybrass ...
Magda Keller
Matthew Taylor ...
Lukas Keller
Klaus Löwitsch ...
Schmolk
Günter Meisner ...
Major Koerner
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Ziegler (as Sky Dumont)
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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.

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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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5 February 1982 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Guenter Wetzel: 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.
Petra Wetzel: There are other ways. Helicopters fly people out of Czechoslovakia.
Guenter Wetzel: [laughs] 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.
Petra Wetzel: You really think we can do it?
Guenter Wetzel: I know we can. We have to. The police are gonna find the Strelzyks and when they do, we're locked ...
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Gripping drama
31 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Would we let this happen again? Would we sit by and let our own nations become like the DDR? I hope not, but in Canada, we are letting it happen in small ways. In spite of "freedom of speech", you can't speak against certain politically-favoured minorities, and people like Hans and Mrs. Roseler in the movie will blab on those of us who aren't "politically correct".

I find the movie gripping, suspenseful.

The cast list is missing one first name: Hans. They call their neighbourhood Stasi spy "Hans", but is that Ziegler or Schmolk? The other of them, presumably, is Major Koerner's assistant, the one talking with him at his office where they discuss the investigation. Try as I might, I cannot find a picture of either actor for these two roles.


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