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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.

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Lawrence Schiller

Writer:

Steven Elkins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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A little less conversation, a little more action
22 January 2013 | by ogdendcSee all my reviews

The plot to kill Hitler was a failure. And the film? Hmm. A partial success!

The lead cast all give competent performances and deliver the dialogue in unconvincing German-American accents. Except for Mike Gwilym (Hitler), who delivered his lines in a bizarre Welsh-German accent (which does actually work better) for this film before apparently going into retirement aged 40. If only Hitler had done the same!

Some of the supporting actors, for example Ian Richardson as General Beck and Helmut Griem (who may have had an advantage with the accent), as Rommel, make more impression.

I understand the film is historically accurate, but the pace is all a bit flat. OK, it's aimed at a 'family' audience. But really, a little less conversation, a little more action would have been welcome.

This is not a film I'd want to watch again.


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Language:

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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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