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Judgment in Berlin (1988)

PG | | Drama | 6 May 1988 (USA)
American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

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Herbert J Stern
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Bernard Hellring
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Judah Best
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Uri Andreyev
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Helmut Thiele
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Edwin Palmer
Max Volkert Martens ...
Hans Schuster
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Marsha Stern
Marie Louise Sinclair ...
Kim Becker (as Marie-Louise Sinclair)
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Alan Sherman
Jutta Speidel ...
Sigrid Radke
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Bruno Ristau
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Guenther X
Burt Nelson ...
Colonel Heller
Malgorzata Gebel ...
Beata Levandovska (as Malgoscha Gebel)
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

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Only two things stand between him and freedom. The Iron Curtain... and the United States.

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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Escape to Freedom  »

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$229,556 (USA)
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Sean Penn: witness at trial. Sean Penn is the son of Leo Penn, who directed this film. See more »

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Martin Sheen arrives in Berlin on Pan Am Clipper Intrepid in late 1978. The aircraft was sold to another airline in 1967. Other airframes with the same name were present at the time, but none were single-deck four-engined aircraft. See more »

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Features The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

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Very enjoyable.
23 May 2001 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

Being a sucker for courtroom dramas, I found this to be a very enjoyable movie. It's legal question marks were interesting to follow, and Martin Sheen's pivotal performance was very good. [I loved this actor from the time I first heard him laugh. It starts right down in his boots and just bubbles over in a very infectious manner.] Sean Penn's role was very small but crucial, and it shows what an incredibly talented actor he is. His use of a German accent was masterful. This isn't a great movie, but I think that most people would find it enjoyable.


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