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Breakthrough (1979)

PG
111 min | Drama, War

In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.
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Writers
Peter Berneis (screenplay) | Tony Williamson (screenplay)
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Helga Borsche (version: German) | Raymond Poulton | Herbert Taschner (version: German)
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Updated Feb 28, 1979

Release date
Jan 1981 (United States)

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Richard Burton
Sgt. Rolf Steiner Sgt. Rolf Steiner   See fewer
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Rod Steiger
Gen. Webster Gen. Webster   See fewer
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Helmut Griem
Maj. von Stransky Maj. von Stransky   See fewer
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Klaus Löwitsch
Uffz. Krüger Uffz. Krüger   See fewer
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Michael Parks
Sgt. Anderson Sgt. Anderson   See fewer
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Werner Pochath
Schütze Keppel Schütze Keppel   See fewer
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Véronique Vendell
Yvette (as Veronique Vendell) Yvette (as Veronique Vendell)   See fewer
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Horst Janson
Capt. Berger Capt. Berger   See fewer
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Joachim Hansen
Capt. Kistner Capt. Kistner   See fewer
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Walter Ullrich
Schütze Hauser Schütze Hauser   See fewer
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Dieter Schidor
Cpl. Paul Anselm Cpl. Paul Anselm   See fewer
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Bruno Dietrich
Schütze Nissen Schütze Nissen   See fewer
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Sonja Jeannine
Jeanette Jeanette   See fewer
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Günter Clemens
Cpl. Dorfmann Cpl. Dorfmann   See fewer
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Michael Büttner
Schütze Junghans (as Wolfgang Büttner) Schütze Junghans (as Wolfgang Büttner)   See fewer
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Dieter B. Gerlach
Uffz. Klingsmann Uffz. Klingsmann   See fewer
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Günter Meisner
SS-Offizier SS-Offizier   See fewer
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Curd Jürgens
Gen. Hofmann Gen. Hofmann   See fewer
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Robert Mitchum
Col. Rogers Col. Rogers   See fewer
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Thomas Braut
Sgt. Rolf Steiner (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Sgt. Rolf Steiner (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Brennicke
Soldier (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Soldier (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gernot Duda
Several Roles (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Several Roles (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Bethke (uncredited) Bethke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Jenkins
Army Lieutenant with Fieldglasses (uncredited) Army Lieutenant with Fieldglasses (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnold Marquis
Col. Rogers (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Col. Rogers (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Ott
Gen. Webster (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Gen. Webster (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sieghardt Rupp
Cpl. Rothe (uncredited) Cpl. Rothe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans-Jürgen Schatz
Schulze (uncredited) Schulze (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Thom
Several Roles (voice) (version: German) (uncredited) Several Roles (voice) (version: German) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christoph Waltz
Sanitäter in der Eröffnungssequenz am Bahnhof beim Verwundetenzug (uncredited) Sanitäter in der Eröffnungssequenz am Bahnhof beim Verwundetenzug (uncredited)   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 881 votes