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The Plot to Kill Hitler -- The passionate and suspenseful story based on the lives of the men who died in their attempt to rid the world of one of history's most powerful and destructive leaders.


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Writer (WGA):
Steven Elkins (written by)
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Release Date:
30 January 1990 (USA) See more »
Based on a true story.
"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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Directed by
Lawrence Schiller 
Writing credits
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
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: The field cap worn by Stauffenberg in North Africa at the beginning of the movie has two metal insignia pinned to the front. Actual caps had cloth sew-on insignia. Also, Stauffenberg wears a neatly knotted tie, but ties were not worn by German troops anywhere in the front lines, especially in the heat of the North African desert.See more »
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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Version of Die Stunde der Offiziere (2004) (TV)See more »


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A little less conversation, a little more action, 22 January 2013
Author: David Love from United Kingdom

The plot to kill Hitler was a failure. And the film? Hmm. A partial success!

The lead cast all give competent performances and deliver the dialogue in unconvincing German-American accents. Except for Mike Gwilym (Hitler), who delivered his lines in a bizarre Welsh-German accent (which does actually work better) for this film before apparently going into retirement aged 40. If only Hitler had done the same!

Some of the supporting actors, for example Ian Richardson as General Beck and Helmut Griem (who may have had an advantage with the accent), as Rommel, make more impression.

I understand the film is historically accurate, but the pace is all a bit flat. OK, it's aimed at a 'family' audience. But really, a little less conversation, a little more action would have been welcome.

This is not a film I'd want to watch again.

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