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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 Kenneth Griffith ... Bruno
Nicholas Farrell ... Georg (as Nicolas Farrell)
Ute Christensen ... Ilse
Robert Freitag ... Dr. Lentz
Eva Ingeborg Scholz 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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The Berlin Wall came down in 1989. See more »

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Escape from East Berlin
3 July 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This TV movie reminds me much Robert Siodmak's ESCAPE FROM EAST BERLIN, back in 1963, starring Don Murray. I guess there were many escape tries from behind the Wall. This one is a tremendous piece of work, very tense and exciting. and I am still amazed that Horest Buchholz is here at nearly fifty years old; he actually looks like a young man...Yes, this feature is far better than most of the big pictures movies. Players are so good, the characters so powerful too.

I don't know if this was aired in France. Maybe, it is possible. Anyway, that's a pretty good picture made for TV. I highly recommend it. I don't know if there were other films about tunnels drilled Under the Iron Curtain made before or after this one.


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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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