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Max and Helen (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  8 January 1990 (USA)
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Based on the fact-based novel by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal based on his 1962 prosecution of the head of a Polish factory whom he learns was a murderous labor camp commandant. To be able ... See full summary »

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Max Rosenberg
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Helen Weiss
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Werner Schultze / Mark Weiss (as Jonathan Phillips)
Adam Kotz ...
Peter
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Miriam Weiss
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Martin Greenbaum
Lulee Fisher ...
Judith
Ian Bartholomew ...
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Zoltán Gera ...
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John Grillo ...
Joseph Weiss
Aviva Goldkorn ...
Mrs. Weiss
Béla Jáki ...
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Richard Kane ...
Businessman
István Kanitzsai ...
SS Officer Train
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Based on the fact-based novel by Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal based on his 1962 prosecution of the head of a Polish factory whom he learns was a murderous labor camp commandant. To be able to take him to justice, he must find witnesses who can help him. This leads him to Max Rosenberg, a still tormented individual who lost his wife, Helen, in the camps. Initially Max refuses to cooperate, but gradually his story unfolds beginning before the Holocaust. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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By the numbers movie lifted by performances of cast
7 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Simon Wiesenthal (Martin Landau) goes after a former Nazi and in doing so, upturns the lives of a doctor (Treat Williams) and his long lost love (Alice Krige). As this one is written, I think it would actually play better on the stage - it feels stagey rather than filmic. But in 1990 it was likely the best of its kind on television. The focus of this story is that on the lost lovers and their individual plights rather than the former Nazi himself, and that is refreshing. The performances of all the cast help this one rise above the average.


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