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The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Thriller | TV Movie 30 January 1990
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On July 20th, 1944, German Army Colonel von Stauffenberg plans to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with a briefcase-bomb, during a military conference, while other high-ranking plotters in Berlin are preparing to take power in a coup.

Director:

Lawrence Schiller

Writer:

Steven Elkins
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Brad Davis ... Count Claus von Stauffenberg
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Countess Nina von Stauffenberg (as Madolyn Smith)
Ian Richardson ... Gen. Beck
Kenneth Colley ... Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Michael Byrne ... Gen. Olbricht
Helmuth Lohner ... Gen. Fromm
Jonathan Hyde ... Prof. Joseph Goebbels
Rupert Graves ... Axel von dem Bussche
Jack Hedley
John McEnery ... Dr. Morell
Heather Chasen Heather Chasen
Helmut Griem ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ... Adolf Hitler
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Fellgiebel
Christoph Eichhorn ... Stieff
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"The Plot to Kill Hitler" is a historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government. Lead by Wehrmacht Colonel Count von Staufenberg, this group of brave men managed to plant a bomb in Hitler's battlefield headquarters. By sheer luck, Hitler survived the blast and the SS quickly arrested and executed all those involved in the affair. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Based on a true story.

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

During the secret nighttime meeting between Field Marshal Rommel and Stauffenberg, a Close Combat Clasp can be seen on Rommel's uniform. In actuality, Rommel did not receive that award. See more »

Quotes

Count Claus von Stauffenberg: If it came down to an all-out struggle between our Army and the SS, where would you stand?
General Fromm: With those left standing.
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Version of Die Stunde der Offiziere (2004) See more »

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An excellent historical film
8 February 2003 | by Alexander_SeverusSee all my reviews

This film has a solid plot and remains quite faithful to the historical events which it portrays. Some scenes involving the conspirators are necessarily conjecture but they always remain plausible and certainly do not compromise the facts for the sake of dramatic license.

There is a good mix of action and dialogue throughout the film and a tense soundtrack which does a lot to add to the atmosphere. The performances of many of the actors are first-rate. Ian Richardson as General Beck and Ken Colley as Field-Marshal Keitel are characteristically convincing. The presence of Helmuts Lohner and Griem as General Fromm and Field-Marshal Rommel respectively help to give the film a greater feeling of audio authenticity which adds to the effect of excellent costumes and sets. Jonathan Hyde is a convincing Goebells and demonstrates a wonderful range. The best performance by far is that of the little-known Welsh actor Mike Gwilym who puts in a masterly portrayal of the fast declining Hitler.


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Country:

Yugoslavia | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atentat la viata lui Hitler See more »

Filming Locations:

Zagreb, Croatia

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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