Based on the historical work "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", "The Nightmare Years" tells the story of William Shirer, American journalist who, during his days of correspondence as a... See full summary »
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Bill Bailey ...
 Knick Knickerbocker (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Helga Bauer (2 episodes, 1989)
Péter Benkö ...
 Putzi's Agent (2 episodes, 1989)
Bruce Boa ...
 Nick Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1989)
Ottilia Borbáth ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dr. Fleischmann (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Bob Best (2 episodes, 1989)
Georges Claisse ...
 Dr. Obermann (2 episodes, 1989)
Antal Cserna ...
 Baggage Inspector (2 episodes, 1989)
Angéla Császár ...
 Sarah Schneider (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Karin (2 episodes, 1989)
Gillian Eaton ...
 Agnes Kickerbocker (2 episodes, 1989)
Keith Edwards ...
 Ralph Barnes (2 episodes, 1989)
Anna Fehér ...
 Nazi Woman (2 episodes, 1989)
Michael Fitzpatrick ...
 Jeff Higgins (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Ruth Klauber (2 episodes, 1989)
Zoltán Gera ...
 Walter Schwertfader (2 episodes, 1989)
György Gonda ...
 Shirer's Agent (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Gen. Von Fritsch (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Edward R. Murrow (2 episodes, 1989)
Günther Maria Halmer ...
 Kellenbach (2 episodes, 1989)
Alexander Harborne ...
 Ernest Schneider (2 episodes, 1989)
Anne Harrington ...
 Anne (2 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Harte ...
 Seymour Berkson (2 episodes, 1989)
Basil Henson ...
 Lord Stanwood (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sculptor (2 episodes, 1989)
Courtney Ingersoll ...
 Petra Schneider (2 episodes, 1989)
Donna Ingersoll ...
 Harriet (2 episodes, 1989)
Frederick Jaeger ...
 Wilfred Bade (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 Norman Ebbutt (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Tess Shirer (2 episodes, 1989)
Cecelia Kindelan ...
 Eileen Shirer (2 episodes, 1989)
Xaver Kreichbaum ...
 Paul Schneider (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Emil Luger (2 episodes, 1989)
Antal Leisen ...
 Vendor (2 episodes, 1989)
Andras Marlon ...
 Emil Maas (2 episodes, 1989)
Lajos Mezey ...
 Sweeper (2 episodes, 1989)
Christopher Muncke ...
 Peter Butler (2 episodes, 1989)
Gábor Nagy ...
 Lt. Wolfe (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Putzi Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 1989)
Gábor Reviczky ...
 Col. Keller (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Ambassador Dodd (2 episodes, 1989)
David Sibley ...
 Jan Muller (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dr. Josef Goebbels (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Reverend Lenz (2 episodes, 1989)
Kati Sír ...
 Ellen Wilkinson (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Major Radford (2 episodes, 1989)
Tamás Tóth ...
 Censor (2 episodes, 1989)
Vara Venezei ...
 Mrs. Lenz (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Bill Shirer (2 episodes, 1989)
Steven White ...
 Pete (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Whitman ...
 Victor Schneider (2 episodes, 1989)
Michael Wolf ...
 Herman Goering (2 episodes, 1989)
Madeleine Wynne ...
 Martha Dodd (2 episodes, 1989)
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Based on the historical work "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", "The Nightmare Years" tells the story of William Shirer, American journalist who, during his days of correspondence as a foreign press in report in 1930s Germany, had to deal with the growing oppression of the Nazi regime, the increasing censorship of the press, and finally the prospect of World War. In the last days of peace, Shirer also struggles to have his German wife and child escape to the United States Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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17 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Años de pesadilla  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Required viewing for all.

Sam Waterston gives one of his greatest performances as William Shirer in this magnificent mini series. The rise of the third reich is seen through the eyes of foreign journos based in pre war Germany, the pressures that they work under and the threats they face if they fail to toe the line form the basis for a work that is essential viewing for everyone. Waterston is brilliant and is ably assisted by Marthe Keller, Kurtwood Smith, Ronald Pickup and a host of guest cameos. John Steiner should be singled out for his stunning turn in episode one, as a Lutheran priest hunted by the nazis.


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