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A Time to Die (1982)

R | | Crime, Drama | June 1983 (USA)
A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is ... See full summary »


Mario Puzo (novel), John F. Goff (screenplay) (as John Goff) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Van Osten
Rod Taylor ... Jack Bailey
Edward Albert ... Michael Rogan (as Edward Albert Jr.)
Raf Vallone ... Genco Bari
Linn Stokke Linn Stokke ... Dora
Cor van Rijn Cor van Rijn ... Vrost
Hubert Mittendorf Hubert Mittendorf ... Lakatosh (as Herbert Mittendorf)
Tom van Beek Tom van Beek ... John Schmidt
Tim Beekman Tim Beekman ... Friesling brother
Rijk de Gooyer ... SS Officer
Ferd Hugas Ferd Hugas ... Friesling brother
Lucie Visser Lucie Visser ... Mrs. Rogan
Karl Braun Karl Braun ... Buttler (as Charles Brown)
Johan Hobo
Marlies van Alcmaer Marlies van Alcmaer


A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is aided by a C.I.A. operative, who has another agenda. One of the targeted men is being groomed by the U.S. to become the West German Chancellor and is to be protected. Along the way, a third person joins the team. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The bulk of this movie was filmed in the Netherlands with the Cinetone Studios in Amsterdam as a home base and production offices. Various interior and exterior locations in and around Amsterdam doubled as a.o. Munich, Hamburg, Budapest, Hungarian puszta, French-German border, and the French countryside. The production value of these locations is actually very high. See more »

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"I'm going to get every one of them"!
30 January 2016 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Michael Rogan sets out for revenge against six men who interrogated him post WW2, Germany. Where also his pregnant wife was captured, tortured and murdered when he wouldn't comply in giving them the information they wanted. A creaky, so-so revenge drama that is quite laboured on every front. For these revenge stories to come off, there needs to be some sort of emotional attachment or pull, but the material along with Edward Albert Jr's limited performance fail to do so. So in the end there's really no impact to it all. Watching him calculate and then dispatching these men (led by Rex Harrison) was rather dry and uneventful. While durable in its craftmanship and scope, this didn't stop the execution coming off rather plain in its sense of action. The basic formula is there, but a real lack of excitement and suspense shows it up with a slowly progressive script and so does some disjointed editing. For most part it's terribly dreary and seedy. The European location work is well captured though, giving it some colour and Rod Taylor along with Rex Harrison gives it a bit of class and edge.

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June 1983 (USA) See more »

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Seven Lives for Rogan See more »

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