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The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)

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Inspired suave aristocrat Col. Claus von Stauffenberg's ingenious plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler during the waning days of World War II, director Lawrence Schiller's historical war drama traces the remarkable events that unfolded as the Third Reich's Operation Valkyrie emergency plan was implemented on July 20, 1944. Could World War II have been stopped before the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? A group of senior army officials have decided to turn on their führer, but is their plan doomed from the very moment of conception? A strategy meeting is set to take place at Hitler's Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair). There, the tyrannical German leader will be completely vulnerable to attack by the very people he trusts most - his own officers. In order to succeed, von Stauffenberg and his men will need to make some serious sacrifices. Later, as the plot gets underway, fighting continues raging all across Europe, and the men wait patiently for the perfect moment to strike.

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Cast

Brad Davis
as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
Madolyn Smith Osborne
as Nina von Stauffenberg
Ian Richardson
as Ludwig Beck
Michael Byrne
as Gen. Olbricht
Helmut Griem
as Field Marshall Rommel
Mike Gwilym
as Adolf Hitler
Jonathan Hyde
as Goebbels
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