The East Berlin Police Headquarters has a Volkswagen Kubelwagen parked in front of it in 1961. Volkswagen didn't re-introduce the Kublewagen until 1969, and originally for the West German Army and general public. See more »
While some of the details may not be exactly historical (Noting the goofs page), That really was not important enough to hurt this movie.
Tony Danza is a standout blending fine expressions and real life reactions to events as they unfold.
To keep this movie in perspective, I felt it captured the attitude and drama of what unfolded in those early dark days of 1961. The struggle of a people, of a nation wanting to remain free. The courage of a (already free) people risking their lives to help their East German family, friends and loved ones.
This Movie contained a Political impact as well as a personal one.
It should be used as a teaching tool.
Finally, the ending showed that even many years later, the love of people remained strong as did the Wall itself.
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