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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

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John Gray

Writer:

Suzette Couture
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Richardson ... Ruth Gruber
Colm Feore ... Bruno
Henry Czerny ... Ernst
Sheila McCarthy ... Eva
Sebastian Roché ... Johan Ritter
Robert Joy ... Lawrence Dickson
Tamara Gorski ... Manya Hartmeyer-Breuer
Daniel Kash ... Mordechai
William Petersen ... Jackson Connolly
Hal Holbrook ... Harold L. Ickes
Martin Landau ... Papa Gruber
Bruce Greenwood ... Myles Billingsley
Anne Bancroft ... Mama Gruber
Kenneth Welsh ... Harry Truman
Jamie Arguy Jamie Arguy ... Asylum Refugee
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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America. Written by Aschley Martel <mywarriorxena@hotmail.com>

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Her courage saved a thousand lives. A girl from Brooklyn defied the Nazis, challenged the US Government... and changed the world.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing images, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haven - Il rifugio See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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an excellent eye opener
10 July 2006 | by nodoubt2221See all my reviews

i always knew that America carried anti-semitic views, but i never knew that it was very strong within our own government that Jewish refugees were not even allowed to marry. it's hard to say that this movie was syrupy or overdone considering it was based on a true story. funny how it worked it out well for Hollywood, it's a shame it wasn't taken to the big theaters and was just a TV movie. nonetheless, it was an excellent film that revealed the war at home, the fight for refugees, and America's own hidden agenda. everyone knows now that many nations knew about Hitler's plans and ignored it, but this movie shows how much more we hid. i hope that everyone gets to see this movie for not only was the plot great, but that acting was well done. all the actors contributed very well. it surprised me much that i never heard about refugee camps during WWII, not even in my history class.


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