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Judgment in Berlin (1988)

PG | | Drama | 6 May 1988 (USA)
American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director:

Leo Penn

Writers:

Herbert J. Stern (based on the book "Judgment in Berlin" by), Joshua Sinclair (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Herbert J Stern
Sam Wanamaker ... Bernard Hellring
Max Gail ... Judah Best
Jürgen Heinrich ... Uri Andreyev
Heinz Hoenig ... Helmut Thiele
Carl Lumbly ... Edwin Palmer
Max Volkert Martens Max Volkert Martens ... Hans Schuster
Cristine Rose ... Marsha Stern
Marie Louise Sinclair Marie Louise Sinclair ... Kim Becker (as Marie-Louise Sinclair)
Joshua Sinclair ... Alan Sherman
Jutta Speidel ... Sigrid Radke
Harris Yulin ... Bruno Ristau
Sean Penn ... Guenther X
Burt Nelson Burt Nelson ... Colonel Heller
Malgorzata Gebel ... Beata Levandovska (as Malgoscha Gebel)
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Storyline

American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

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Taglines:

Only two things stand between him and freedom. The Iron Curtain... and the United States.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English | Russian | German

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape to Freedom See more »

Filming Locations:

West Berlin, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$229,556
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Penn: witness at trial. Sean Penn is the son of Leo Penn, who directed this film. See more »

Goofs

Martin Sheen arrives in Berlin on Pan Am Clipper Intrepid in late 1978. The aircraft was sold to another airline in 1967. Other airframes with the same name were present at the time, but none were single-deck four-engined aircraft. See more »

Connections

Features Der blaue Engel (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady, Lady, Lady
Sung by Ted Herold
[J.C. Seelenmayer/Ulf Krüger]
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Very enjoyable.
23 May 2001 | by rhoughtonSee all my reviews

Being a sucker for courtroom dramas, I found this to be a very enjoyable movie. It's legal question marks were interesting to follow, and Martin Sheen's pivotal performance was very good. [I loved this actor from the time I first heard him laugh. It starts right down in his boots and just bubbles over in a very infectious manner.] Sean Penn's role was very small but crucial, and it shows what an incredibly talented actor he is. His use of a German accent was masterful. This isn't a great movie, but I think that most people would find it enjoyable.


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