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Return to the Hiding Place (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller | 23 May 2014 (USA)
When the Nazis begin killing Jews in Holland, a group of youth fight to save the lives of the innocent.

Directors:

Peter C. Spencer, Josiah Spencer (co-director)

Writers:

Bart Gavigan, Peter C. Spencer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rhys-Davies ... Eusi
Mimi Sagadin ... Corrie ten Boom
Craig Robert Young ... Piet Hartog
David Thomas Jenkins ... Hans Poley
Rachel Spencer Hewitt ... Aty van Woerden
Stass Klassen ... Colonel von Laeman
Joanie Stewart ... Betsie ten Boom
Suzy Brack ... Nollie ten Boom van Woerden
Josh Atkinson Josh Atkinson ... Boris (as Joshua Patrick Atkinson)
Gary Ray Moore ... Lars (as Gary Moore)
Max Van Bel Max Van Bel ... Frans van Hasselt
Slate Holmgren ... Kris Holmstra
Louie Lawless ... Board Member
Steve Christopher ... Laurent Mathijs
Leo Wyndham Leo Wyndham ... Leo
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Storyline

Dutch Resistance fighter Hans Poley in World War II, found refuge at Corrie ten Boom's house. Hans defies the new Nazi commandant and escapes with his life. He takes refuge in Corrie ten Boom's house, which is crowded with Jewish refugees and becomes part of her teen age army. Hans gets a false identity and joins the Dutch Resistance. As the Nazis commit atrocity after atrocity, the danger for Hans and his new compatriots increases tenfold. Written by RHP Team

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nazis | jewish | jew | nazi | world war two | See All (5) »

Genres:

Drama | History | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing thematic material | See all certifications »

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The first time a film won three Jury award prizes in the history of the Bel Air Film Festival. At the 2013 Bel Air Film Festival, this film won Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Feature Film. See more »

Goofs

The SS Uniform worn by Col. Von Laeman has shoulder boards on both shoulders. The SS only wore shoulder boards on the right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Colonel von Laeman: Darwin said Only The Strong Survive!
Colonel von Laeman: When I was a child I collected bus then moved onto small animals then to big game
[shows off his collection of stuffed mounted various animal heads on his wall]
Colonel von Laeman: but it wasn't enough until now. Since now I get to collect a sub-species of human that will soon be extinct... JEWS
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Alternate Versions

RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE, US version - has drastic changes from the 2011, UK version. It is now 1:38 (instead of 2:35), includes plot re-writes and completely new full scenes, re-filming, complete re-editing, new music scoring and re-arranging. Some subplots were removed and new elaborate scenes were added to enrich this story based on true events. Half of the retained film content was drastically reduced altering the story from the original focus being on Piet Hartog and Aty to now follow the life of Hans Poley as the chronicler of the story, with a completely new surprise ending resulting in an entirely new film, soon to be released. RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE tells the exciting story of Dutch Resistance fighter Hans Poley in World War II, who found refuge at Corrie ten Boom's house from the 1974 movie THE HIDING PLACE. Hans defies the new Nazi commandant and escapes with his life. He takes refuge in Corrie ten Boom's house, which is crowded with Jewish refugees and becomes part of her teen age army. Hans gets a false identity and joins the Dutch Resistance. As the Nazis commit atrocity after atrocity, the danger for Hans and his new compatriots increases tenfold. See more »

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The movie could have been better
31 August 2011 | by johanjongepierSee all my reviews

I don't know what stars to give the movie. It is okay, and some actors are very good, like the guy who plays the Nazi colonel. But because he plays his role so well you'll notice that other actors in the movie are not so talented/experienced. Sometimes you see some actors just standing there like they don't know what to do until it's time for them to say a line. Also the director could make some more cuts. The story is too slow here and there. The story is good, but maybe the screenwriter could focus more on how the resistance could stop the 'rabit hunt' on Jewish children and keep some parts that didn't have anything to do with that out of the story to keep the movie going. But nevertheless it's a fine movie with historical value. It's about the Christian resistance in the Netherlands during the second world war and how they fought against the evil national-socialist empire of Adolf Hitler.


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English

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,942, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:

$45,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,698
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