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World on a Wire (1973– )

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TV Mini-series | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A ...See moreSomewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A good friend, Guenther Lause, disappears in the middle of a conversation and a week later nobody has ever heard of him. And those fits of dizzyness - Stiller cannot believe himself to be fool. There has to be an explanation for all this. Could Simulacron have something to do with it? Written by Oliver Heidelbach See less
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder (teleplay) | Daniel F. Galouye (novel "Simulacron-3") | Fritz Müller-Scherz (teleplay)
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DEM 950,000

Release date (First episode)
Feb 7, 1997 (United States)
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44 cast members
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Klaus Löwitsch
Fred Stiller Fred Stiller   See fewer
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Barbara Valentin
Gloria Fromm Gloria Fromm   See fewer
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Mascha Rabben
Eva Vollmer Eva Vollmer   See fewer
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Karl Heinz Vosgerau
Herbert Siskins Herbert Siskins   See fewer
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Wolfgang Schenck
Franz Hahn Franz Hahn   See fewer
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Günter Lamprecht
Fritz Walfang Fritz Walfang   See fewer
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Ulli Lommel
Rupp, Journalist Rupp, Journalist   See fewer
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Adrian Hoven
Professor Henri Vollmer Professor Henri Vollmer   See fewer
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Ivan Desny
Günther Lause Günther Lause   See fewer
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Joachim Hansen
Hans Edelkern Hans Edelkern   See fewer
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Kurt Raab
Mark Holm Mark Holm   See fewer
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Margit Carstensen
Maya Schmidt-Gentner Maya Schmidt-Gentner   See fewer
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Ingrid Caven
Uschi, secretary Uschi, secretary   See fewer
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Gottfried John
Einstein Einstein   See fewer
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Rudolf Lenz
Hartmann Hartmann   See fewer
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Lilo Pempeit
Data typist Data typist   See fewer
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Heinz Meier
Von Weinlaub, secretary of state Von Weinlaub, secretary of state   See fewer
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Peter Chatel
Hirse, secretary of state Hirse, secretary of state   See fewer
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Rainer Hauer
Inspector Stuhlfauth Inspector Stuhlfauth   See fewer
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Ernst Küsters
Bodyguard Bodyguard   See fewer
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El Hedi ben Salem
Bodyguard Bodyguard   See fewer
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Karl Scheydt
Inspector Lehner Inspector Lehner   See fewer
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Bruce Low
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Elma Karlowa
Keeper of Cafeteria Keeper of Cafeteria   See fewer
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Maryse Dellanoy
Waitress at cafe Waitress at cafe   See fewer
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Werner Schroeter
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Magdalena Montezuma
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Christine Kaufmann
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Rainer Langhans
Rainer, waiter at party Rainer, waiter at party   See fewer
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Corinna Brocher
Employee Employee   See fewer
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Dora Karras-Frank
Victim of assault on Stiller Victim of assault on Stiller   See fewer
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Katrin Schaake
Computer lab assistant Computer lab assistant   See fewer
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Peter Gauhe
Informer Informer   See fewer
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Christiane Maybach
Lady at the bar Lady at the bar   See fewer
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Walter Sedlmayr
Janitor Janitor   See fewer
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Eddie Constantine
Man in Rolls Royce Man in Rolls Royce   See fewer
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Rudolf Waldemar Brem
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Peter Kern
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Karsten Peters
Guide at newspaper editors Guide at newspaper editors   See fewer
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Peter Moland
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Doris Mattes
Employee Employee   See fewer
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Wolfgang Hess
Bodyguard / Man in Rolls Royce (uncredited) Bodyguard / Man in Rolls Royce (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnold Marquis
Günther Lause (uncredited) Günther Lause (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 4,387 votes