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The Execution (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 January 1985
The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Oliver Crawford (novel), Oliver Crawford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Swit ... Marysia Walenka
Rip Torn ... Wilheim Gehbert
Jessica Walter ... Gertrude Simon
Barbara Barrie ... Sophie Langbein
Sandy Dennis ... Elsa Spahn
Valerie Harper ... Hannah Epstein
Martin E. Brooks ... Martin Renner
Michael Lerner ... Sidney Ferraro
Allan Miller ... Ted Simon
Alan Oppenheimer ... Max Langbein
John Randolph ... Judge
Peter White ... Gil Spahn
Robert Hooks ... Alton Reese
Rita Zohar
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay
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The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as young girls. To their horror they learn that he has already been tried as a war criminal and has served but a few years for his crimes. They decide that they will "execute" him, drawing lots to determine which one will perform the act, without letting the others know who it is. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Survivors of a Nazi concentration camp decide to take justice to a whole new level

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Drama

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Predictable, routine anti-Nazi film.
25 November 2003 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

This is a rare movie for me, in that even a brain-dead klutz like me was always able to stay five minutes ahead of what was on the screen for pretty well the entire movie. The reasonably well-known names who starred in it were unable to make this more than a 'B' grade movie. It's a bit difficult to find drama let alone empathy when the whole thing is so predictable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bödeln från Birkenau See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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