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Crossing to Freedom (1989)

A very proper Englishman becomes saddled with youngsters that he has to help escape Nazi Germany in this adaptation of the novel by Nevil Shute.

Director:

Norman Stone

Writers:

Nevil Shute (book), Jerome Kass (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... John Sidney Howard
Mare Winningham ... Nicole Rougeron
Susan Wooldridge ... Mrs. Cavanaugh
Michael Kitchen ... Maj. Diessen
Juliette Mole Juliette Mole ... Mademoiselle Tenois
Alastair Haley Alastair Haley ... Ronnie Cavanaugh
Claire Drummond Claire Drummond ... Sheila Cavanaugh
Dorothee Boeuf Dorothee Boeuf ... Little Rose
David Newton Schmitt David Newton Schmitt ... Pierre
Frederik Heringa Frederik Heringa ... Willem
Phillippe Vadillo Phillippe Vadillo ... Marjan
Henriette Baker Henriette Baker ... Anna
Ron Donachie ... RAF corporal
James Gaddas ... RAF driver
Claude Le Saché Claude Le Saché ... Railway official
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A very proper Englishman becomes saddled with youngsters that he has to help escape Nazi Germany in this adaptation of the novel by Nevil Shute. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Piper See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Harry Alan Towers had tried to set up a version of the Neville Shute novel " The Pied Piper" in 1972. See more »

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Remake of The Pied Piper (1942) See more »

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good movie
11 March 2004 | by mmlmlSee all my reviews

A man brings children into safety; Along the way the group of children grows. At the end he brings a lot of children into safety. Some children are suffering severe from the war. One boy is accused of being a spy, but he talks Dutch. Even a German officer asks to bring his child in safety. And a Jewish boy was added to the group They cross France from the inland to the coast in Western France. They encounter difficulties and are most of the time in a hurry.

What started with 2 children ended with several children They must be careful almost the complete time. They must not speak English; otherwise they may be noticed as British.


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