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Night Crossing (1982) (Wind to the West)

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Starring (View all)
John Hurt John Hurt
Peter Strelzyk
Jane Alexander Jane Alexander
Doris Strelzyk
Doug McKeon Doug McKeon
Frank Strelzyk
Beau Bridges Beau Bridges
Günter Wetzel
Glynnis O Glynnis O'Connor
Petra Wetzel
Ian Bannen Ian Bannen
Josef Keller
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass
Magda Keller
Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch

Written by
John McGreevey John McGreevey
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13 years, 7 months ago at Sep 15 5:43
We loved this movie! I saw it as a child and stumbled across it as an adult. We rented it when my son was in 6th grade & studying the holocaust in school. We looked for a holocaust movie to add to his educational expierence, but were unable to find any mild enough. This movie was great b/c it was based on a true story. Not a holocaust movie, but it showed our son what some people were willing to g... read more
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Release date: 5 February 1982
UPC: 786936233643
Tags: Drama (1), Family (1), Disney (1), Escape (1), 1982 (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Balloon (1), Subterfuge (1), Sort (1), SnP (1)
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Pop Culture Phenomenon Films: 80’s (1473 movies items)

" Two friends chart a daring path to freedom in this drama from Walt Disney Pictures. Peter Strelzyk and Guenter Wetzel are two men living in East Germany who can no longer tolerate the petty tyrannies of Communist rule. Together, they formulate a daring plan to escape to democratic West Germany in a hot air balloon, but Peter and Guenter realize that they have to build a very special lighter than air craft to carry both themselves and their families to safety. Night Crossing also features"

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"Two men and their families escape from East to West Germany in a colourful homemade hot-air balloon. This is a real surprise. Not exactly family entertainment from Disney Studios. There's some violence, lots of tense moments, and a great story which is based on fact. The theme of the movie is determination wins. Never losing sight of their objective, two East German families risk it all, in their daring balloon escape to freedom. The story is both harrowing and heartwarming. John Hurt is good a"

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