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The Keep (1983)

 -  Horror  -  16 December 1983 (USA)
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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eva Cuza
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Father Fonescu
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Dr. Cuza / Dr. Theodore Cuza
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Alexandru (as Morgan Sheppard)
Royston Tickner ...
Tomescu
Michael Carter ...
Radu Molasar
Phillip Joseph ...
Oster
John Vine ...
Lutz
Jona Jones ...
Otto
Wolf Kahler ...
S.S. Adjutant
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Josefa
Frederick Warder ...
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Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening. Written by Brian House

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THEY WERE ALL DRAWN TO THE KEEP. The soldiers who brought death. The father and daughter fighting for life. The people who have always feared it. And the one man who knows its secret... THE KEEP Tonight, they will all face the evil.

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"The Keep" of the film's title refers to a massive uninhabited castle/citadel/ fortress in Romania during World War II whose interiors contain 108 T-shaped icons, said to be made entirely of nickel. See more »

Goofs

The soldiers who remove the first cross are wearing 1941 Russian Winter Campaign medals in their button-holes, yet the film is set before this campaign took place. See more »

Quotes

Captain Klaus Woermann: And what truth do you see? What are you discovering about yourself Kaempffer, uuh? "I murder all these people. Therefore, I must be powerful." And you smash them down only because that raises you up. It's a psychotic fantasy to escape the weakness and disease you sense in the core of your souls! You have scooped the most diseased psyches out of the German gutter! You have released the foulness that dwells in all men's minds! You have infected millions with your twisted fantasies! And from the ...
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Soundtracks

Walking In The Air
(a.k.a. "Theme From The Snowman")
Composed by Howard Blake
Rearranged and Performed by Tangerine Dream
Copyright Highbridge Music 1982
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Very good.
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very interesting story line and special effects. The kind of movie you don't mind seeing over again (if you like spooky stuff). Good performances by all actors, some of whom have gone on to bigger and better things like Ian McClellan. Twists in the plot are unexpected and the mix of genre makes it interesting also: Nazis fighting other world type of creature. You also are never quite sure who is good and who is evil. Although the ending is somewhat predictable, the preparation for the battle of good and evil is interesting. This is the kind of movie that you initially do not expect much from, but are pleasantly surprised. Not sure why it is not on DVD.


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