MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,994 this week

The Execution (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 January 1985 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Execution" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Execution (TV Movie 1985)

The Execution (TV Movie 1985) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Execution.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Killer Among Friends (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Patty Duke, Margaret Welsh, Tiffani Thiessen
Leave of Absence (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a married man's mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Jacqueline Bisset, Blythe Danner
Killer in the Mirror (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman's truly evil twin steals her sister's wealthy beloved and marries him. After his death, she fakes her own demise and returns from the "dead" to claim her sister's identity--and to frame her for the murder of her husband.

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Ann Jillian, Len Cariou, Max Gail
Hurricane (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.

Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: Larry Hagman, Martin Milner, Jessica Walter
Scruples (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Robert Day
Stars: Sean Allan, Priscilla Barnes, Dirk Benedict
Thursday's Child (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A family is devastated to discover that their young son has a terminal heart condition, and the only thing that can save him is a relatively new procedure, a heart transplant.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Don Murray, Jessica Walter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marysia Walenka
...
Wilheim Gehbert
...
Gertrude Simon
...
Sophie Langbein
...
Elsa Spahn
...
Hannah Epstein
...
Martin Renner
...
Sidney Ferraro
...
Ted Simon
...
Max Langbein
...
Judge
...
Gil Spahn
...
Alton Reese
Jered Barclay
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egzekucja  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Much A "Made For TV' Production
12 July 2010 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

It could have been a lot better. The basic premise had potential. Five women who survived a Nazi concentration camp discover that the camp's commander is now living in Los Angeles and they set out to take their own revenge on him by killing him and facing the consequences as a group by all confessing to the murder. A lot could have been done with that story, but a lot wasn't done with it - or, a lot that was done with it didn't really work. The cast was OK. There were a lot of small screen veterans (Loretta Swit, Valerie Harper, Barbara Barrie among others) so the faces are familiar, although they could have done a better job with the fake accents. The development of the plan is a bit convoluted, and apparently takes place between rounds of a weekly mahjong game that the five play. I could believe the problems that the plot caused on the women's marriages, although thought there was maybe a bit too much focus on that particular issue, and it made this perhaps a bit too "soap-ish." The ending of the movie came as a bit of a surprise, although perhaps it was too contrived. In the end, the basic point here seemed to be that revenge doesn't really satisfy. The women got their revenge, but in the end seemed to acknowledge that they were still trapped in the horrors of their past. That was a decent philosophical reflection on revenge.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When was this first aired? himan-5
Discuss The Execution (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?