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Judgment in Berlin

Judgment in Berlin (1988)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1988 Wide

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In 1978, an East German waiter used a toy gun to hijack a Polish airliner heading for East Berlin and forced the pilot to land at an American Air Force base in West Germany. The best-selling book about the ensuing trial of the hijacker -- written by the presiding judge, Herbert J. Stern -- is given film treatment by director Leo Penn. The back story involves a West German contractor working both sides of Germany, who has fallen in love with a woman from East Berlin. The contractor arranges for

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Feb 3, 2004

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During the days of the Berlin Wall a trial in that city for a East German who freely admits that he hijacked a passenger flight in order to escape to the West. Directed by Sean Penn's father, Leo, and including a centerpiece performance by Sean himself, this Martin Sheen production (with a star turn given by Sheen as well) reeks of sentimental liberalism but is nonetheless touching.
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