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The Birdmen (1971)

TV Movie | 74 min | Drama, History, War

During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in a high ...See moreDuring World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in a high alpine castle on the German-Swiss border. Cook must find a way to escape with the scientist before the Gestapo discover the Norwegian's true identity. Cook convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider that can fly to Switzerland. The race is on to complete the glider before the German guards discover the plane, and the Gestapo catch up with Cook and the scientist. Written by Jeff Popp See less
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Jack A. Marta (as Jack Marta)
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Updated Sep 18, 1971

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Sep 18, 1971 (United States)

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Doug McClure
Major Harry Cook Major Harry Cook   See fewer
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Rene Auberjonois
Halden Brevik / Olav Volda Halden Brevik / Olav Volda   See fewer
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Richard Basehart
Schiller Schiller   See fewer
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Max Baer Jr.
Tanker Tanker   See fewer
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Chuck Connors
Colonel Morgan Crawford Colonel Morgan Crawford   See fewer
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Don Knight
Focus Flaherty Focus Flaherty   See fewer
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Greg Mullavey
Sparrow Sparrow   See fewer
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Paul Koslo
Davies Davies   See fewer
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Barry Brown
Donnelly Donnelly   See fewer
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Tom Skerritt
Orville Fitzgerald Orville Fitzgerald   See fewer
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Charles Aidman
Opening Narration (voice) (uncredited) Opening Narration (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Genadii Biegouloff
Bridski (uncredited) Bridski (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Bruck
Chef (uncredited) Chef (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Harks
Mourner (uncredited) Mourner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Hellman
Konrad (uncredited) Konrad (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Ismay
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norbert Meisel
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Rolf Niehus
Helmut Weber (uncredited) Helmut Weber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Swenson
Gunter (uncredited) Gunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 252 votes