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The Execution (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 January 1985 (USA)
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The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a ... See full summary »

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Marysia Walenka
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Wilheim Gehbert
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Gertrude Simon
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Sophie Langbein
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Elsa Spahn
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Hannah Epstein
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Martin Renner
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Alton Reese
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The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as young girls. To their horror they learn that he has already been tried as a war criminal and has served but a few years for his crimes. They decide that they will "execute" him, drawing lots to determine which one will perform the act, without letting the others know who it is. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Predictable, routine anti-Nazi film.
25 November 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a rare movie for me, in that even a brain-dead klutz like me was always able to stay five minutes ahead of what was on the screen for pretty well the entire movie. The reasonably well-known names who starred in it were unable to make this more than a 'B' grade movie. It's a bit difficult to find drama let alone empathy when the whole thing is so predictable.


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