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Steven Elkins (written by)
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30 January 1990 (USA) See more »
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Based on a true story.
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"The Plot to Kill Hitler" is a historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Von Stauffenberg! He's the One! He's the One! See more (8 total) »

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Directed by
Lawrence Schiller 
 
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Steven Elkins (written by)

Produced by
Alfred R. Kelman .... producer
Bernard Sofronski .... executive producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Mark Wolper .... supervising producer (as Mark M. Wolper)
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Francis 
 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
 
Production Design by
Nenad Pecur  (as Neno Pecur)
 
Art Direction by
Ivo Husnjak 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Halid Redzebasic .... makeup artist
Anne Spiers .... makeup designer (as Annie Spiers)
 
Production Management
Denny Salvaryn .... production supervisor: USA
Miki Stanisic .... production supervisor: Yugoslavia
Milan Stanisic .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zdravko Madzarevic .... second assistant director: Yugoslavia
Terry Needham .... first assistant director: UK
Denny Salvaryn .... first assistant director: USA
Zoran Sudar .... second assistant director: Yugoslavia
 
Art Department
Harry Lange .... consulting art director
Ladislav Markic .... prop man
Ivo Ujevic .... props
 
Sound Department
Al Gomez .... foley mixer
Louis Kramer .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Aldo Toncic .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer
Gordon Hayman .... camera operator
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera
Goran Mecava .... assistant camera
Nenad Teresak .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Marcia Ross .... casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Nichols .... costume supervisor (as George 'Tiny' Nichils)
 
Editorial Department
Joseph Guresky .... assistant editor
Malka Nedivi .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... script supervisor
Gordana Fleutot .... production administrator
Zeljko Hren .... caterer
Dragan Josipovic .... location manager
Goran Mecava .... location manager
Nada Pinter .... production coordinator
 

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94 min
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Factual errors: After Stauffenberg loses an eye and a hand in North Africa, he is shown wearing the Black or Silver Wound Badge on his uniform. He should be wearing the Gold Wound Badge, which was awarded for very serious wounds such as his.See more »
Quotes:
Count Claus von Stauffenberg:If it came down to an all-out struggle between our Army and the SS, where would you stand?
General Fromm:With those left standing.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Von Stauffenberg! He's the One! He's the One!, 17 June 2009
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

True story of "Operation Valkyrie", the plot to kill Hitler,and how despite all the odds in it being successful fell completely apart leaving those who executed it ending up being executed themselves by Hitler's secret police, the dreaded Gestapo, and SS troopers.

It seem so simple at first with German war hero Count Cluse Von Stauffenberg, Brad Davis, getting together with a number of fellow German Army officers with a secret plan to knock off the German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, Mike Gwilym. With Hitler no longer in charge they then plan to sue for peace with the allies thus preventing their beloved Germany from being plastered off the face of the earth. The plan soon runs into a number of roadblocks with no one willing to risk their lives in a suicidal attempt to kill Hitler along with themselves.

Stauffenberg who's already given his right arm as well as left eye, in being wounded during the fighting in North Africa, for the Fatherland isn't that eager to give up his life in stopping that madman, Hitler, from destroying the country that he loves. Hitler plans to fight the remainder of the war to the very last man, as well as woman and child, in his scorched earth strategy of holding off the allied advance thus destroying the German nation and people in the process by doing it.

The film has us see how the plot to assassinate Hitler started when the war began to turn against Germany in the early Spring of 1943. With devastating losses in both North Africa and the USSR it became evident to many in the German General Staff that Germany had already lost the war. With only a miracle like the new super-weapons that both Hitler and his Propaganda Minster Joseph Goebbles, Jonathan Hyde, have been boasting about Nazi Germany's days were numbered. It was that stark reality that had Von Stauffenberg decide to go on with the plan to assassinate Hitler. As it turned out the perfect plan had many pitfalls the major one being that even if Hitler was killed would the German Army and people go along with those renegade German officers who killed him?

Getting to see Hitler in his bunker-the Wolf's Lair-in East Prussia Stauffenbrg manages to place a suitcase bomb within a few feet of his Fuhrer only to have it placed along side a table leg by another German officer that, with the explosion being directed away not towards the German leader, ended up saving Hitler's life. With Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators thinking that Hitler was killed in the explosion they prematurely came out into the open, in trying to take over the government, and thus with no one in the military as well as general public supporting them sealed their own fate.

Stauffenberg and Co. not only ended up losing their lives in their attempt to put an end to the Hitler Regime but the lives of some 5,000 other Germans, mostly their friends and family members, in the remaining nine months that the war in Europe was to continue. As noble as their cause and intentions were in ridding the world of Adolf Hitler the attempt on his life, and him surviving it, only helped not hurt the German Dictator which was the exact opposite that Stauffenberg & Co. expected it to achieve.

By miscalculating their support in the German General Staff, a number of whom suddenly got cold feet and switched sides, and the German people Stauffenberg's, and the generals, plan went up in smoke together some nine months later with Hitler's Germany that at the time it failed to eliminate. That feat was accomplished by the victorious allies and ironically Hitler himself who's insane actions, in his conduct of the war, did more to help the allied forces to destroy him and his Nazi Regime then almost anything else!

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