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Inside the Third Reich (1982)

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer (Rutger Hauer), Adolf Hitler's (Sir Derek Jacobi's) young architect and one-time confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. This movie is based on Speer's autobiography of the same name.

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writers:

E. Jack Neuman, Albert Speer (book)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Albert Speer
John Gielgud ... Albert Speer Sr.
Maria Schell ... Mrs. Speer
Blythe Danner ... Margarete Speer
Trevor Howard ... Prof. Heinrich Tessenow
Derek Jacobi ... Adolf Hitler
Viveca Lindfors ... Gypsy woman
Randy Quaid ... Putzi Hanfstaengel
Stephen Collins ... Karl Hanke
Ian Holm ... Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Elke Sommer ... Magda Goebbels
Renée Soutendijk ... Eva Braun
Robert Vaughn ... Field Marshal Milch
Zoë Wanamaker ... Annemarie Kempf
Michael Gough ... Dr. Rust
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A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer (Rutger Hauer), Adolf Hitler's (Sir Derek Jacobi's) young architect and one-time confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. This movie was based on Speer's autobiography of the same name. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Trivia

David Warner turned down the role of Adolf Hitler. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film Speer is told that Adolf Hitler died at 1500 or 3:00 PM. This is wrong. The approximate time of Adolf Hitler's death is 4:30 PM. See more »

Quotes

Albert Speer: Field Marshall Milch... do you realize who you're talking to?
Field Marshal Milch: Herr Reichminister Speer... do you realize who you're working for?
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Connections

References Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

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Pretty good, but...
6 February 2003 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

This is an adaptation of Albert Speer's autobiography by the same name. The story itself is, of course, told from one point of view, Speer's. However, it is a riveting story overall. But I didn't think that Rutger Hauer had his heart in this one. His performance just seemed a bit off and he, unfortunately, was the star, playing Albert Speer. I thought that Derek Jacobi did a wonderful job as Adolph Hitler and he even sort of looked like him. The story is a pretty strong one, and the film holds up pretty well even given Hauer's somewhat lame acting. The remainder of the cast, which includes Sir John Gielgud, Blythe Danner, Randy Quaid, Elke Sommer and Ian Holm, all do a pretty good job and the film is overall fairly enjoyable. However, as I mentioned, it is told from only one viewpoint. A good film but not a great one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I diari del terzo reich See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (archival footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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