Haven (2001)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  11 February 2001 (USA)
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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Gruber
Johan Ritter
Lawrence Dickson
Manya Hartmeyer-Breuer
Daniel Kash ...
Jackson Connolly
Harold L. Ickes
Papa Gruber
Mama Gruber
Jamie Arguy ...
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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America. Written by Aschley Martel <mywarriorxena@hotmail.com>

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Her courage saved a thousand lives. A girl from Brooklyn defied the Nazis, challenged the US Government... and changed the world.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing images, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

11 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Haven - Il rifugio  »

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Disappointing is putting it mildly
15 August 2006 | by (Welsh, La., USA) – See all my reviews

This isn't a movie; it's propaganda. It uses natural empathy with the plight of the Jewish refugees as a tool to stir anti-American feelings. Seriously -- was it necessary to make nearly ALL of the Americans into unfeeling racists who were only marginally better than the Nazis?

Every group appearing in this movie has a right to feel maltreated ... by the filmmakers.

The leading lady is a farce, as well. More thought could and should have been given to her wardrobe ... I mean, beyond how well a given outfit highlights her ample breasts. Having her parade around like a show pony in one cutesy outfit after another is just laughable in light of the subject matter.

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