IMDb > Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   3,801 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Werner Herzog (writer)
Contact:
View company contact information for Little Dieter Needs to Fly on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
2 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Plot:
German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Simple recommendation: SEE IT! Advanced: SEE IT! See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Dieter Dengler ... Himself

Werner Herzog ... Himself / Narrator (voice)
Eugene Deatrick ... Himself

Directed by
Werner Herzog 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Werner Herzog  writer

Produced by
Andre Singer .... executive producer
Lucki Stipetic .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Peter Zeitlinger 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Bini 
Glen Scantlebury 
Rainer Standke 
 
Production Management
Herbert Golder .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert Golder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Juan Santiago .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Ekkehart Baumung .... sound
Dave Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Nelson)
Josh Rosen .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Les Blank .... additional photographer
Helen Kim .... still photographer
Erik Söllner .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Michael Angelo .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wolfgang Ebert .... network executive
Herbert Golder .... archival researcher
Rudolph Herzog .... production assistant
Anja Schmidt-Zäringer .... continuity
Anja Schmidt-Zäringer .... script girl
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:80 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The exotic-sounding music heard during the "native" sequences is Mongolian overtone music, sometimes called "throat music." It enables the singer to sound as if he had two or more voices.See more »
Quotes:
Dieter Dengler:I don't think of myself as a hero. No, only dead people are heroes.See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Simple recommendation: SEE IT! Advanced: SEE IT!, 7 February 1999
Author: Björn BOD Sjölenius (bara_skrap@hotmail.com) from Kungshöjd, Sweden

Little Dieter Needs to Fly was my first film during the 1999 edition of the Göteborg Filmfestival. As I was extremely tired that evening, I was hesitant to see it, but the raving overall score of 9 here at IMDB made me go there.

It was 80 minutes of pure life-force! Experiencing Dieter Denglers life through his own telling was enchanting.

SEE IT! And if possible... see it at a cinema!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (28 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Footage of the press conference brightsmite
Rescue Dawn chansky111
Drama? Tragedy? Comedy? Cass1us
I Only Wish There Were More Dieters in the World lagomorph13
great doc teejay6682
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Rescue Dawn First Blood Bat*21 The English Patient Spy Game
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb Germany section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.