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Hogan's Heroes 

TV-PG | | Comedy, War | TV Series (1965–1971)
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Col. Hogan 168 episodes, 1965-1971
...  Col. Klink 168 episodes, 1965-1971
...  Sgt. Schultz / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
...  Newkirk / ... 168 episodes, 1965-1971
...  LeBeau 167 episodes, 1965-1971
...  Carter / ... 166 episodes, 1965-1971
...  Kinchloe / ... 142 episodes, 1965-1970
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Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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By the way Bob Crane and his fellow prisoners act, it hard to tell who caught who. In color. (season two) See more »

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17 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Trivia

In the series, Hogan states he is from Bridgeport, Connecticut, but on other occasions, German "intelligence" officers state that he was born and raised in Ohio. See more »

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Throughout the series, interior doors always have round door knobs. American doors usually have round door knobs. German doors almost always have a door handle (die Türklinke) rather than a round door knob. See more »

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[while safecracking, the phone rings in Klink's office and Carter answers]
Carter: Hello? Oh, hi... I didn't mean to hang up on you before but you really do have the wrong number. This is a prisoner of war camp. Who am I? I'm a prisoner.
Hogan: Carter.
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A very special series
7 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

"For security reasons I cannot tell you the exact location. The request was no names please, but somewhere in Germany an American officer is operating a sabotage and rescue unit from of all places, a POW camp. These men saved my life. For me they are among the unsung heroes of this war."

Bob Crane pacing in perfect step with a chimp -- an unforgettable image from an all-time TV classic.

I have seen more repetitions of Hogan's Heroes than I have seen cycles of any other TV series. Watching the entire series, viewers will see that most episodes were wacky and certainly unrealistic. Silly, zany comedy was the norm. However, other episodes were much more sober and more filled with tension and suspense (check out the "North Star" episode from one of the early seasons). Some episodes added twists upon twists upon twists. Most were story driven rather than simply character driven.

The cast was top notch and worked well together in front of the camera. Charisma and chemistry -- and mighty funny too! Check this series out.


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