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The Incident (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 4 March 1990
Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harmon Cobb
... Billie
... Domsczek
... Geiger
... Doc Hansen
... Judge Bell
... Wallace
... Nancy
... Riefenstahl
... Clarence
Joe Horváth ... Major Lilly (as Joe Horvath)
Helen Stenborg ... Edna Mae Hansen
Henry Crowell Jr. ... Corporal Sweazy
David Underwood ... Lieutenant Morton
Robert MacKenzie ... Sergeant Osias (as Robert Mckenzie)
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Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the town's only doctor (Barnard Hughes) dies while at "Camp Bremen" in the fictitious town of Bremen, Colorado. Written by ron thomson

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4 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Incident at Lincoln Bluff  »

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When a guard lets Geiger out of the cell, the position of the guards' hands on the bars changes between shots. See more »

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Followed by Incident in a Small Town (1994) See more »

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A Jewel of a TV Movie
12 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Great story, sensitive direction and superb acting from Peter Firth and Walter Mathau. Firth best known for Flipside of Dominic Hide, Rome and Spooks plays against character but is utterly convincing as a Nazi charged with the murder of a fellow POW.

Mathau as always turns in wonderful performance as the small town lawyer his style contrasting brilliantly with Firth's powerful but minimalist acting. Story raises many issues that are especially powerful in today's highly partisan political climate when we strangers living in our midst.

Watch this movie you will not be disappointed.


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