5.3/10
501
3 user 4 critic

The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)

The Hessen Affair (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | November 2009 (USA)
In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An overprotective mother tries to stop her son's budding relationship with a flirtatious young divorcée.

Director: John Daly
Stars: Margot Kidder, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rodrigues Sharpe Garcia Jr.
Stars: Billy Zane, James DuMont, Robin Givens
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A young couple on the run takes the owner of a posh villa hostage after being surrounded by police, only to find that their ace in the hole is a dangerous serial killer.

Director: Stephen Manuel
Stars: Billy Zane, Cristian Solimeno, Melinda Y. Cohen
Voices (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A story about real life early 20th century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine.

Director: Malcolm Clarke
Stars: Jeremy Northam, Tushka Bergen, Allan Corduner
Magic Man (2010)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana's past.

Director: Stuart Cooper
Stars: Billy Zane, Alexander Nevsky, Robert Davi
Journey to Promethea (TV Movie 2010)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

This fantasy movie tells the story of a far away land, where a ruthless and tyrannical king rules over the citizens with an iron fist. But there is a prophecy in ancient folklore that tells... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rodrigues Sharpe Garcia Jr.
Stars: Sam Murphy, Louis Herthum, Caleb Michaelson
Vendetta (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown
Mysteria (2011)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation ... See full summary »

Director: Lucius C. Kuert
Stars: Robert Miano, Danny Glover, Martin Landau
The Informant (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Anthony Brophy, Cary Elwes, Timothy Dalton
The Confidant (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures,... See full summary »

Director: Alton Glass
Stars: Boris Kodjoe, David Banner, Kenya Moore
Big Kiss (2004)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Billy Zane
Stars: Karina Lombard, Alexis Michalik, Billy Zane
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jack Durant
...
Lt. Kathleen Nash
...
Ben Cassidy
...
Lt. David Pallard
...
Sgt. Roy Tarlton
...
Capt. Michael Savern
Arne MacPherson ...
Nicky Scalinio
Mireille Leveque ...
Princess Sophie
...
Rueben Markel
...
Weiss (as Guido DeCraene)
Mike O'Brien ...
Manny
...
Sergeant
...
Chief Warrant Officer
Edit

Storyline

1945 - Castle Kronberg, outside Frankfurt, is turned into a 'country club' for victorious American officers. The cynical Colonel Jack Durant and the dazzling beautiful Lieutenant Kathleen Nash uncover the crown jewels of Germany - more diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls than are gathered in any one place outside the Tower of London. Nash and Durant manage to get the gems to New York, where they must deal with gangsters to fence the loot. To make matters worse for the two renegade officers, Princess Sophie discovers the theft of her jewels and complains to American army headquarters. It now turns out that her brother fought for the Allies and is about to marry the future Queen of England. With double-crossing gangland figures trying to control the gems and the army closing in on them, will Kathy Nash and Jack Durant stay true to one other and their plan? Or will one sell the other out? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Winner Takes All... And More.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hessen Conspiracy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dignifying army thieves is a non-sense, yet great costumes and perfect wardrobe choice
31 July 2009 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Even though there is not much to hate or dislike about The Hessen Affair, it is not an high-quality production movie. So it's best to have least expectations before watching it; and consider that as it says at the opening scene the film is based on a true story.

During the times close to the end of World War-II when U.S. Army was in lands of Germany, Colonel Jack Durant and his German spy Roy Tarlton come across a treasure full of jewels of the crown. Colonel Durant captures this treasure and shares them with his sweetheart Lt.Kathleen Nash. Hence his spy Roy Tarlton turns against him with jealousy. Tarlton flashes this secret information to German Princess Sophie Von Hessen, who sends a letter to U.S Army Colonel Jack Durant declaring that she is the owner of the treasury. In a little while Hitler goes off the deep end, so the war draws to a close. Accordingly Colonel Durant and his sweetheart got their discharge from the army, after deciding to demonstrate the jewels of the crown as spoils of war with the assistance of a lawyer named Maloney, to the Chief Warrant Officer. After coming to NYC, Lt.Kathleen Nash charms a Las Vegas casino owner to sell the treasury. In the meantime, Colonel Durant faces hard circumstances like losing his accountant and lawyer against Roy Tarlton. Roy appears in NYC as well to put up a trouble on Durant. But working separately for the same purpose, Durant and Nash prevail over Tarlton selling the treasure to the Vegas millionaire at a very high cost.

There are no good guy nor bad guy in the film. A happy ending awaits for the leading part. The story is very unique, but screenplay hasn't been transferred well enough to the script. Billy Zane acted pretty good. I guess he was the only one that fits with his character. Leading actress Lyne Renee, a 30-year-old Belgian nymph, has nothing <...no talent, no capacity, no voice, no capability, no harmony...> but her charming beauty. Here ,of course, the best job has done by the costume designer of the film crew: Karyn Wagner. The nostalgic French style see-through black lingerie for women of the 1960s' -that has introduced by Brigitte Bardot once- ... The charm of the red high heel shoes on a woman... The official mini skirt wear... The jewelry choice for a naked woman body -that also has been displayed in Titanic(1998) before-... And the best choice for a morning dress for the women is ,of course, to wear her man's white dress-look shirt with the top 3 buttons and cuff links undone... The loudest applause for Karyn Wagner, who also costumed the actors in the Notebook(2004) and the Green Mile(1999) a while ago. If someone ,like me, wants to edit a short compilation movie of the nude and sex-related scenes of this film, it wouldn't be less than 15 minutes. Although, the images and scenes are not disturbing; that's how it must be done. It's still good and OK to watch with whole family.

Don't ask me the technical aspects, I wonder if there is any. It's a silent, more talking less action type of movie and the sound at the action scenes cannot be evaluated as average. Cinematography is low, we cannot even tell which scenes are in studio which scenes are open-air. Basically the light scheme is a total failure. Camera works are so-so; camera movements and locations are good enough to keep your eyes open till the end. It can be a boring film, but it's never a sleeper. You cannot tell what's going to happen next. This also possesses the only good aspect of the film that holds the watching loyalty of the viewer: There is always a little mystery through a suspension.


19 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know release date? hmac58
Nudity the whole family can enjoy bobgk4
Discuss The Hessen Conspiracy (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?