Judgment in Berlin (Blu Ray)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Seedsman Group/allegro Video
SKU 220636002
UPC 677908533130
UPC 14 00677908533130
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Law/Lawyers
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note On August 30, 1978, an east German couple, traveling with their child, used a toy gun to hijack an airliner to a U.S. Base in West Germany. Now they must stand trial in this complex, precedent-shattering case based on a true story.
Plot Summary
Summary When an East German couple try to defect to America by hijacking an airplane, one of the other passengers decides to emigrate along with them. They land in West Berlin at a U.S. Airforce Base, which counts as U.S. territory. American officials are later forced to hold a trial to determine whether the political refugees should be criminally prosecuted for commandeering the flight.| Leo Penn directs his son Sean in this film, which is based on a true story, written by the trial judge.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "State has a mess and Justice must clean it up." -- American official
Quote "I didn't come to Berlin to get the kind of trial we get in the East." -- Helmut Thiele (HEINZ HÖNIG)
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "...A taut, punchy courtroom drama involving complex and important issues.....Sheen and Wanamaker's characterizations are certainly dynamic..." 05/06/1988 p.C10
Directors
Leo Penn
Actors
Martin Sheen
Cast & Crew
Sam Wanamaker - Star
Max Gail - Star
Martin Sheen - Star
Heinz Hoenig - Star
Harris Yulin - Star
Sean Penn - Star
Carl Lumbly - Star
Leo Penn - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
UPC 00677908533130
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD / Blu-Ray
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