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Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 25 March 1981
In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

Director:

Richard Michaels

Writers:

John Gay (written for television by), Donald Lindquist (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Lieutenant Sandy Mueller
Horst Buchholz ... Emerich Weber
José Ferrer ... Komanski
Jacques Breuer ... Joachim (as Jaques Breuer)
Kenneth Griffith ... Bruno
Nicholas Farrell ... Georg (as Nicolas Farrell)
Ute Christensen ... Ilse
Robert Freitag ... Dr. Lentz
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ... Frau Lentz
Wolfgang Jörg Wolfgang Jörg ... Konrad Moss (as Wolfgang Jorg)
Pasqual Breuer Pasqual Breuer ... Wolf Lentz
Katharina Seyferth Katharina Seyferth ... Greta Dohr (as Katharina Seyfert)
Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss ... Herr Heppner
Dorothea Moritz Dorothea Moritz ... Frau Heppner
Carl Duering ... Klaus Schoenemann (as Carl Fox Duering)
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In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

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Five determined men attempt a daring rescue under the Berlin Wall.

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Drama | Thriller

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The Berlin Wall came down in 1989. See more »

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Tear Down This Wall!
17 June 2019 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

The movie takes place in 1961 when Berlin is separated between East and West Germany during the height of communism. Richard Thomas did a terrific job in playing an American soldier who falls in love with an East German woman. He and Miguel Ferrer are the only known actors in this largely German cast. The film was shot on location in West Berlin, Germany which added authenticity to the film and subject matter. His character and other men take part in building a tunnel from west to east to get those who want out of East Germany. You can see why they would want to leave East Berlin. It becomes a prison to those who stayed behind, suffered and endured for almost three decades. The Berlin Wall is down and Germany is unified as a country. There are still scars from those Communist years in postwar Germany to this day. The ending credits show the actual photographs of those seeking to leave for a better life in the West.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berliinin tunneli See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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