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The Incident (1990)

Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Major Lilly (as Joe Horvath)
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Lieutenant Morton
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Sergeant Osias (as Robert Mckenzie)
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Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the town's only doctor (Barnard Hughes) dies while at "Camp Bremen" in the fictitious town of Bremen, Colorado. Written by ron thomson

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4 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Incident at Lincoln Bluff  »

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After calling Major Lilly on Sunday morning, Harmon Cobb inquires about the name of Corporal Ernst Schmidt. After a brief exchange, Major Lilly replies that "Private" Schmidt died of natural causes. See more »

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Followed by Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore (1992) See more »

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Just a response to earlier review; yes there were German POWs in the US
26 November 2005 | by (Sacramento CA) – See all my reviews

One of the earlier reviews of this fine little TV movie suggested that it stretched credulity to believe that German POWs would be found so far from Europe. Yet by the end of the war, over 375,000 German POWs were in several hundred camps throughout the United States, mostly in the South and Southwest, far from critical war industries in the Midwest and along the Eastern seaboard. There were over 425,000 total Axis prisoners in the US by 1945.

The Incident is a really well-made movie. Director Joseph Sargent, still at it in his late 70s or early 80s, created memorable TV and theatrical films such as "The Marcus Nelson Murders" (to become Kojak), "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", "Miss Evers' Boys", and "A Lesson Before Dying."


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