The Hessen Affair (2009)





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In the immediate aftermath of World War II, two U.S. Army officers stationed in Frankfurt uncover the German Crown Jewels in a castle formerly owned by the royal family. But when the two lovers plot to smuggle the gems back into the U.S., their plans are quickly complicated by military investigations and a vicious mob kingpin. Now, if they can just stay loyal to one another until the heat blows over they'll both be rich beyond their wildest dreams.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Billy Zane
as Jack Durant
Noah Segan
as Lt. David Pallard
Michael Bowen
as Ben Cassidy
Will Woytowich
as Chief Warrant Officer
John B. Lowe
as Rueben Markel
Lynn Renee
as Kathleen Nash
Rudolph Segers
as Roy Tarlton
Norman Bowman
as Sergeant
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Really smooth and adequately stylish classic war crimes flick of a jewelry heist gone sideways. Colonel Jack Durant (Billy Zane) and Lieutenant Kathleen Nash (Lyne Renee) stumble across the crown jewels owned by a German Princess. Running on the idea of the "spoils of war", Durant and Nash takes evasive action to attempt to fence the jewels in (where else!??!?) New York City. Complications arise when the Princess makes claims that the jewels are missing and members of the group that assisted Durant and Nash in the findings...wants their percentage of the sold off jewels. Twisting, turning and relentless action is non stop and full of surprises. Please see this!

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I saw this as a movie called The Hessen Conspiracy, but what's the difference, really? For a Billy Zane vehicle, it's not too terrible. You almost have to grade him on a curve, since his cheshire grin can only get him so far. While not a memorable film, it kept my interest throughout, and as a low budget post WW2 period piece, its better than most scripted schlock that Zane usually gravitates to. That said, some horrendous supporting cast acting tarnishes the writing.

Aaron Schroeder
Aaron Schroeder

Where to start.. where to start.. Well, this movie was just 'ok.' Nothing special whatsoever, I thought it was somewhat interesting but nonetheless kind of boring. Not a bad film, but definitely not something I'd like to see again.

Amanda Ø.
Amanda Ø.

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