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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Harmon Cobb
Susan Blakely ... Billie
Robert Carradine ... Domsczek
Peter Firth ... Geiger
Barnard Hughes ... Doc Hansen
Harry Morgan ... Judge Bell
William Schallert ... Wallace
Ariana Richards ... Nancy
Norbert Weisser ... Riefenstahl
Douglas Rowe ... Clarence
Joe Horváth Joe Horváth ... Major Lilly (as Joe Horvath)
Helen Stenborg Helen Stenborg ... Edna Mae Hansen
Henry Crowell Jr. Henry Crowell Jr. ... Corporal Sweazy
David Underwood David Underwood ... Lieutenant Morton
Robert MacKenzie Robert MacKenzie ... Sergeant Osias (as Robert Mckenzie)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident at Lincoln Bluff See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Qintex Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

After calling Major Lilly on Sunday morning, Harmon Cobb inquires about the name of Corporal Ernst Schmidt. After a brief exchange, Major Lilly replies that "Private" Schmidt died of natural causes. See more »

Connections

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

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Pleasant surprise
13 July 2001 | by Mike (sutcal)See all my reviews

I was pleasantly suprised by this made for TV murder movie.

Walter Matthau plays his part well and the storyline has enough twists and turns to keep your attention up. Added to this is that there is a strong storyline that doesn't insult the intelligence too much and has elements of realism to it (although not quite sure how German POW's managed to make it to the USA from Germany)

Worth a look 7/10


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