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Shining Through (1992)

An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ed Leland
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Linda Voss
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Franze-Otto Dietrich
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Margrete Von Eberstien
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Sunflower
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Andrew Berringer
Patrick Winczewski ...
Fishmonger
Anthony Walters ...
Dietrich's Son
Victoria Shalet ...
Dietrich's Daughter
Sheila Allen ...
Olga Leiner, Margrete's Mother
Stanley Beard ...
Linda's Father
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Linda's Mother
Ronald Nitschke ...
Horst Drescher
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Hedda Drescher
Peter Flechtner ...
S.S. Officer at Fish Market
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Storyline

1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it's revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines. Written by L. Hamre

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He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life.

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Luz na Escuridão  »

Box Office

Gross:

$21,733,781 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A $500,000 building was erected in Berlin, to be blown up during an action scene. No cameras were rolling when it blew up. See more »

Goofs

When Linda Voss goes to work for General Franze-Otto Dietrich, her voice over says shes now in a house of the elite where names like Goring, Speer and Von Stauffenberg topped the Guest list. Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg was not in Hitlers inner circle and at the time of the film he had already joined the resistance and would have most likely been in North Africa. It was not until after his injuries in late 1943 did he go to work as a staff officer to the headquarters of the Ersatzheer ("Replacement Army" - charged with training soldiers to reinforce first line divisions at the front), located on the Bendlerstrasse. There himself and the conspirators, planned and executed the July 20th assassination attempt on Hitler. See more »

Quotes

Ed Leland: Do you know what you're getting yourself into, Linda?
Linda Voss: Yeah, the war.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
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Don't Miss The Point
3 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This will be a short review. I have seen a lot of pro and con on this movie, but almost all of the con's talk of the unbelievable plot. I will give you that the plot has some problems, and if this was a serious spy movie, then I'd be there with you, but that is not what this film is. This film is a total romance with some action thrown in. If you watch it and see how two people will risk all they have for each other because they are in love then you will enjoy this film. Sure there are holes in the plot...but not in the romance. Melanie is very likable in this movie and I think there is great chemistry! If you don't scrutinize the plot so much you may even find yourself routing for them as they cross the Swiss border.


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