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Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Women (1997)

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Based on Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, a book by Gay Block and Malka Drucker, this made-for-cable drama was intended as the first of a trilogy inspired by the same literary source. The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII. Scripted by Ernest Kinoy, "Mamusha" stars Elizabeth Perkins as a Polish-Catholic nanny who saves her orphaned Jewish charge by literally hiding the child in plain sight, posing as the child's mother. And "The Woman on the Bicycle," adapted by Susan Nanus, features Sela Ward and Fritz Weaver in the story of a fearless French resistance fighter who smuggles secret papers for the Allies while going about her daily cheese deliveries (this same character was fictionalized in the 1963 theatrical epic The Longest Day). Executive-produced by Barbra Streisand and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Women made its Showtime cable debut on October 5, 1997.

Cast

Elizabeth Perkins
as Gertruda Babilinska
Sela Ward
as Marie-Rose Gineste
Fritz Weaver
as Father Theas
Al Waxman
as Dr. Jacob Weinstock
Nicky Guadagni
as Lydia Stolowitsky
George Morfogen
as Adult Michael
Fraser McGregor
as Older Mickey
Mark Humphrey
as Tomas Kolchak
Pixie Bigelow
as Mrs. Kolchak
Gerard Parkes
as Father Daniel
Stuart Stone
as Aaron Weinstock
Nancy Beatty
as Ella Weinstock
Michael Landes
as Rene Klein
Mark Lutz
as Sgt. Klaus Reinhardt
Paul Firestone
as Krakowski
Theresa Tova
as The Abbess
Paul Brian Anderson
as Insp. Fernera
Barna Moricz
as Jules Debret
Ed Sahely
as Maurice Hirschorn
L.B. Straten
as Annette
Jack Jessop
as Grandfather
Marvin Karon
as Armand Alkimov
Antonia Bogdanovich
as Nicole Bloch
Judy White
as Lotte Hirschorn
Brittany Ali
as Danielle Hirschorn
Cori Atlin
as Rebecca
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Two stories of Christians in Europe who risked their lives to help Jews being persecuted by the Nazis.

Full Review… | March 1, 2002
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