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Never Forget (1991)

Unrated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 8 April 1991
The story of Mel Mermelstein, an American holocaust survivor who confronted a Holocaust denial organization's lies in court.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Ronald Rubin
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Nimoy ... Mel Mermelstein
Dabney Coleman ... William Cox
Blythe Danner ... Jane Mermelstein
Paul Hampton ... Richard Fusilier
Jason Presson ... Bernie Mermelstein
Juliet Sorci Juliet Sorci ... Edie Mermelstein (as Juliet Sorcey)
Nicholas Fee Nicholas Fee ... David Mermelstein
Benji Gregory ... Kenny Mermelstein (as Ben Gregory)
Hanna Hertelendy Hanna Hertelendy ... Elsie Smolena
David Margulies ... Rabbi Hier
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Rabbi Cooper
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Ms. Teitler
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Schorr
Beverly Hope Atkinson Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Lorraine
Thomas Keena Thomas Keena ... Judge Johnson
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Storyline

Mel Mermelstein is a Jewish survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who is angered and horrified at the gall of the Institute for Historical Review, an organization claiming the Holocaust never happened. Although itching to challenge them, he is initially dissuaded by the fact that the organization's standard tactic is to post a reward to anyone who can prove the Holocaust's occurrence, then ignore all petitioners and claim that no one has presented any proof, thus ensuring themselves publicity and credibility. However, a lawyer notes that this kind of lying represents a breach of contract, leaving the organization open to a lawsuit. Using this bold legal strategy, Mermelstein presents his proof, the IHR takes the bait and Mermelstein takes them to court. Now, Mermelstein must battle the neo-nazis not only in court, but outside as well as they try to intimidate him to drop a case that would lead to the Holocaust's occurrence being declared a legally incontestable fact. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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His memory is the last link between murder and justice.

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Drama | History

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condanna See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), this was the second time that Carl Steven played a younger version of a character played by Leonard Nimoy. See more »

Quotes

Mel Mermelstein: [looking at IHR literature] What the hell is this?
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True story you won't forget
29 October 1999 | by sail4meSee all my reviews

I know William Cox who is portrayed here by Dabney Coleman. After watching the video with him he told me that it was an accurate account of the events that took place. Mr. Cox suffered significant financial losses taking this case but felt a personal need to continue. The concept of using "Contract Law" to establish other legal precedents is now taught to first year law students as a result of this case. Perhaps someday the video will be more widely available.


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