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Shining Through (1992)

An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

Director:

David Seltzer

Writers:

Susan Isaacs (novel), David Seltzer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Ed Leland
Melanie Griffith ... Linda Voss
Liam Neeson ... Franze-Otto Dietrich
Joely Richardson ... Margrete Von Eberstien
John Gielgud ... Sunflower
Francis Guinan ... Andrew Berringer
Patrick Winczewski Patrick Winczewski ... Fishmonger
Anthony Walters ... Dietrich's Son
Victoria Shalet Victoria Shalet ... Dietrich's Daughter
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ... Olga Leiner, Margrete's Mother
Stanley Beard Stanley Beard ... Linda's Father
Sylvia Syms ... Linda's Mother
Ronald Nitschke ... Horst Drescher
Hansi Jochmann ... Hedda Drescher
Peter Flechtner Peter Flechtner ... S.S. Officer at Fish Market
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Storyline

1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it's revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines. Written by L. Hamre

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He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life.

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I ørnens klør See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,406,829, 2 February 1992

Gross USA:

$21,633,781

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,838,238
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A five hundred thousand dollar building was erected in Berlin, to be blown up during an action scene. No cameras were rolling when it blew up. See more »

Goofs

The steam engine in the movie has a 6-digit number on it's number plate. In the 1940s they had only 5 digits. A leading 6th digit was added to all the serial/registration number around 1960 or even later. See more »

Quotes

Linda Voss: What's a war for, if not to hold on to what we love?
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Written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell, Rudy Vallee and Reginald Connelly (as Reg Connelly)
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ED, TASTE MY STRUDEL!
2 October 2003 | by sfmike64See all my reviews

Oh, you must see it...it's so appallingly bad, it's incredibly funny!

"I speak German like a Berlin butcher's wife." Then you hear poor Melanie speak German and it's appalingly bad.....We laughed so hard we were sore for two days.

RENT IT! It's the best $3 you'll EVER spend on a bad movie.


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