Never Forget (1991)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, War  |  8 April 1991 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

A dramatization of a holocaust survivor who confronted a holocaust denial organization's lies in court.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

City Teacher (2007)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Jewish parole officer becomes a reading teacher for illiterate teens at a New York City high school and has a hard time motivating his students.

Director: Juney Smith
Stars: Jonathan Sale, Glynn Turman, Frank Vincent
Cope (Video 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A dysfunctional family is drawn into a bizarre, hellish place after a life-changing decision is made.

Director: Ronald Jerry
Stars: Rachel Pinto, Robert Allen Wagner, Krystal Sullivan
Crimetime (1996)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

Director: George Sluizer
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost
The Stranger (1987)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman suffering from amnesia discovers that she is the sole surviving witness to a brutal murder. Although the police can find no clues about any murder, the killers begin to hunt her.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Riegert, Barry Primus
Being Ginger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of one redhead's attempt to regain his self-confidence.

Director: Scott P. Harris
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.

Directors: Richard Goldstone, John Monks Jr.
Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Marshall Thompson, Barbara Perez
Baffled! (TV Movie 1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Race car driver suffers from visions where he sees people killed. An ESP expert believes that his visions will really happen.

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire, Rachel Roberts
Never Forget (2008)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.

Director: Leo Scherman
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kris Holden-Ried, Sarah Manninen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Lord of the Freaks" chronicles the bizarre enterprises of new media mogul Alki David, aka 'The Eccentric Billionaire,' a man whose extreme wealth and unusual sensibilities have resulted in an array of confounding escapades.

Director: Andrew Treglia
Stars: Josh Altman, Karen Jin Beck, A.J. Benza
Anything to Survive (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.

Director: Zale Dalen
Stars: Robert Conrad, William B. Davis, Tom Heaton
Grave Tales (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young, genealogist whiles-away her afternoon in an eerie graveyard to identify graves but stumbles upon an elderly gravedigger anxious to share horror stories with her. The gravedigger delights in telling her four, ghoulish stories.

Director: Don Fearney
Stars: Brian Murphy, Damien Thomas, Frank Scantori
Home Invasion I (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A gang of armed criminals bursts into the home of a woman, taking her and the daughters of three of her friends hostage.

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Veronica Hamel, Bonnie Root, Cress Williams


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Mermelstein
William Cox
Jane Mermelstein
Paul Hampton ...
Richard Fusilier
Jason Presson ...
Bernie Mermelstein
Juliet Sorci ...
Edie Mermelstein (as Juliet Sorcey)
Nicholas Fee ...
David Mermelstein
Kenny Mermelstein (as Ben Gregory)
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Elsie Smolena
Rabbi Hier
Thomas Bellin ...
Rabbi Cooper
Ms. Teitler
Leslie Morris ...
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Thomas Keena ...
Judge Johnson


This film tells the story of Mel Mermelstein, a Jewish survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who was angered and horrified at the gall of the Institute for Historical Review, a neo nazi organization dedicated to claiming the Holocaust never happened. Although itching to challenge them, he is initially disuaded by the fact that the organization's standard tactic is to post a reward to anyone who can prove the Holocaust's occurance, then ignore all petitioners and claim that no one has presented any proof, thus ensuring themselves publicity and credibility. That reluctance is removed when a friend notes that this kind of lying represents a breach of contract, leaving the organization open to a lawsuit. Using this bold legal strategy, Mermelstein presents his proof, the IHR takes the bait and Mermelstein takes them to court. Now, Mermelstein must battle the neo nazis not only in court, but outside as well as they try to intimidate him to drop a case that would lead the legal recongition of the ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


His memory is the last link between murder and justice.


Drama | War


Unrated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condanna  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Bernie Mermelstein: Goin' into the Nazi huntin' business, hey dad?
Mel Mermelstein: What's that supposed to mean?
Bernie Mermelstein: Isn't that what they do at the Anti-Defamation League?
Mel Mermelstein: They're involved in a lot of other things over there as well. Like keeping track of groups like this.
[briefly showing the letter from the Holocaust denier group he received]
Bernie Mermelstein: Don't you think you're kind of over reacting about a dumb letter? There's a lot of nut cases running around shootin' their mouths off.
Mel Mermelstein: Yes. And sometimes people listen to them.
See more »


Referenced in Trekkies (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Terrifying, depressing view of one man's war for truth
1 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this drama on television and was numb afterwards. You hear of flat-Earthers and 'lunar landings were fake' conspiracy theorists and just say to yourself "well - they pays their money... that's their beliefs and they're entitled to them..." Then 'Never Forget' shows you, through drama, the lengths the stuck minds and morally blind will go to to deafen themselves and others to the truth. We have our own paranoid denialists in Northern Ireland, who only see the wrong done them never the wrong they've done. They spout the kindred of the poison Mel Mermelstein had to put up with. A good portrait of a man driven by his convictions: Leonard Nimoy certainly deserves praise for telling Mel Mermelstein's story, let alone turning in a fine performance in the lead. Despite any dramatic licence taken I'd set this TV movie as course text for history at Ordinary Level: it is quite clearly still needed.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Never Forget (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: