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|The Plot to Kill Hitler|
Actors: Brad Davis, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Ian Richardson, Kenneth Colley, Michael Byrne
Director: Lawrence Schiller
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
"The Plot to Kill Hitler" is a historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government. Lead by Wehrmacht Colonel Count von St... more »
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Reviewed on 3/9/2009...
I watched this after seeing Valkyrie. In some ways this one is better. Valkyrie was awesome but this movie seemed to go into more detail and more "plotting" dialog. One thing, this actor never took his patch off, Cruise did. I guess he didnt want to hide his face too much. But anyway.. this movie is just as suspensful and exciting as the Hollywood version. Its worth a watch especially if you liked Valkyrie. Both movies are alike as they should be being based on true events.
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TPK Hitler is an exciting and fairly accurate film
John Paul Ried | Irvington NJ United States | 12/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I very much enjoyed this film because the producers did their best to stay "true to history," rather than try to "hollywood," it. The saga of colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a historical tale of bravery, personal risk and raises many interesting discussions on World War II. As an adjunct professor I have often shown this movie to my college students to get them to consider issues such as treason, following conscience vs following orders, and "what if" scenarios. After a read of William Shirer's Classic book entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," this movie is even more enjoyable. Of course, I wish the film makers went to two solid hours and provided even more facts, tidbits and information on the extensive German resistance movement. I highly recommend this movie as an excellent discussion vehicle and as an exciting story. It never ceases to amaze me how a bomb that explodes within six feet of Hitler failed to kill him and how Stauffenberg risked not only his life and career, but literally the lives of his whole family, associates and friends. This film presents another classic example of a "near miss," that most people wish had not. The acting is adequate and Madolyn Smith and Brad Davis do better here than when they did the Robert Kennedy film together (in my opinion). This is a great film to rent for a rainy weekend day that will certainly raise excellent family discussions. It is to be noted that had the revolt succeeded, the war would have ended nine months earlier and countless combat and concentration camp deaths might have been avoided. Every Year on July 20th, I make a point to mention this story to friends and usually try to watch the film again. It is important to reflect on events like this to remember those who have died in fighting tyranny."
A true story from within the Reich
Christopher Graff | 08/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A true story about a group of disgruntled German officers and their plan to eliminate Hitler, and bring Germany back into an age of stability. Historians have known all along that throughout the existence of the Third Reich, that many soldiers within the Wermacht where regretting the rule of Hitler and his SS henchmen. The film follows an Army colonel through his career in Africa, to his orginazation of the group that was to kill Hitler. A great film for anyone who is interested in the history of what actually went on inside the government of the Third Reich, and the people fighting for their country."
A great WWII caper film!
Christopher Graff | 02/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great WWII film about the plot by high-ranking German officers to kill Adolf Hitler. This film brings history alive. Well filmed and directed. Unforunately, there are a few minor historical innaccuracies, but otherwise, a very good picture."