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Tar Baby 

Banished for his sins in 1983, Martin wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad.


Florian Cossen


Anna Winger (created by), Jörg Winger (created by) (as Joerg Winger) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Nay ... Martin Rauch
Maria Schrader ... Lenora Rauch
Florence Kasumba ... Rose Seithathi
Sylvester Groth ... Walter Schweppenstette
Sonja Gerhardt ... Annett Schneider
Lavinia Wilson ... Brigitte Winkelmann
Ludwig Trepte ... Alex Edel
Alexander Beyer ... Tobias Tischbier
Fritzi Haberlandt ... Tina Fischer
Vladimir Burlakov ... Thomas Posimski
Carina Wiese Carina Wiese ... Ingrid Rauch
Uwe Preuss ... Marcus Fuchs
Niels Bormann ... Fritz Hartmann
Anke Engelke ... Barbara Dietrich
Philipp Hochmair ... Frank Winkelmann


Banished for his sins in 1983, Martin wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad.

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The episode title refers to the Tar Baby Option, a policy of the Nixon government during the late 1960s and 70s of strengthening contacts with the white-minority governments in southern Africa. The policy takes its name from the black American folk tales of Uncle Remus. See more »


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A Must Watch
23 October 2018 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

So many "Historically Illiterate" Worldwide Must watch this Series, especially the Deutsche Junge.

This Episode does not mention why the U.S.S.R. was ignoring the Democratic German Nation of East Germany, as those things (Iran Iraq Wars, CIA Operation Cyclone Afghanistan) kept the U.S.S.R. Politically and Economically stuck with the Iran Iraq Wars and Afghanistan.

I was stationed with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Europe, and involved with Able Archer Exercises, including with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. And was Redeployed to the 1979 to 1990 Iran Iraq Wars, and CIA Operation Cyclone as actual Combat during "the Peacetime U.S. Military".

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25 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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