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Mother Night (1996)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  1 November 1996 (USA)
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

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Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American expatriate playwright, Nazi radio propagandist, and Allied spy, writes his memoirs during his pre-trial confinement in 1961 Haifa and learns that people are what they pretend to be. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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american | spy | germany | nazi | neo nazi | See All (191) »

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The truth is more shocking than the uniform he wears... HE WAS AN AMERICAN SPY. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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

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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Confessione finale  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$48,661 (USA) (1 November 1996)

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$392,362 (USA)
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The scene where Nick Nolte points a Luger pistol towards his mouth thinking about suicide, the toggle on top of the pistol was up and not flat. The pistol would not have fired this way. The toggle would have to be down or flat. See more »

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[first lines]
Prison Warden: Do you prefer German or English?
Howard W. Campbell Jr.: English.
Prison Warden: You are to write down your memoirs for the Haifa Institute For The Documentation of War Criminals. You have three weeks to complete your memoirs before your trial begins. Do you have any questions?
Howard W. Campbell Jr.: No, this is great. Thanks for everything.
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Tabula Rasa
Composed by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Gidon Kremer, Tatiana Grindenko and 'Alfred Shnitke' (as Alfred Schnittke)
ECM New Series 1275
Courtesy of ECM Records
Used by arrangement with European America Music Dist. Corp., Agent for Universal Edition Vienna,
publisher and copyright holder
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A Great film version of a great novel!
30 November 2002 | by (East Texas) – See all my reviews

The folk who produced this masterful film have done fine service to a novel that stands as perhaps the best fiction work centering upon human guilt and human responsibility ever published. Nolte takes the role of Howard W. Campbell, Jr., and makes it his own, remaining true to Vonnegut's depiction of a man who has lost ALL (to and) for Love.

No weaknesses in this fine adaptation.


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