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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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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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If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes! See more »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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German film distributor KirchGruppe acquired the rights to this show, but did not broadcast it for many years, due to fears that it would offend viewers. It was first broadcast on German television in 1992, but the program failed to connect with viewers. However, after the dialogue was re-written make the characters look even more foolish (which ensured that the viewers understood the characters were caricatures), the show became successful. See more »

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The Gestapo did not wear black uniforms as seen in Hogan's Heroes. While it was certainly a nice touch of artistic license to differentiate the more sinister Gestapo like Major Hochstetter from the relatively benign Luftwaffe guards, this type of black uniform was a ceremonial uniform seen mostly on the guards at important buildings or at state functions. The appearances by the Gestapo in plain clothes and a Nazi party tie pin are closer to the truth. See more »

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General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: [to Klink and Schultz] You two are the only ones that could bring the Third Reich to it's knees.
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Referenced in The Whoopee Boys (1986) See more »

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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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