A judge must make the most difficult ruling of his career in this gripping legal battle behinid the Iron Curtain. In 1978, Helmut Thiele, desperate for his freedom, hijacked a Polish airliner bound for East Berlin, forcing its pilots to change course and land at an American air base in West Germany. However, once the plane was on U.S. soil in Germany, the real struggle began, Do you punish a man for doing whatever it takes to escape oppression, even if it means breaking the law? In an American court in Berlin, it was up to one man, Judge Herbert Stein, to make this life-or-death decision.

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Judgment In Berlin (1988)

Drama · 1h 36m

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A judge must make the most difficult ruling of his career in this gripping legal battle behinid the Iron Curtain. In 1978, Helmut Thiele, desperate for his freedom, hijacked a Polish airliner bound for East Berlin, forcing its pilots to change course and land at an American air base in West Germany. However, once the plane was on U.S. soil in Germany, the real struggle began, Do you punish a man for doing whatever it takes to escape oppression, even if it means breaking the law? In an American court in Berlin, it was up to one man, Judge Herbert Stein, to make this life-or-death decision.

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Martin Sheen

Herbert J Stern
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Heinz Hoenig

Helmut Thiele
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Jutta Speidel

Sigrid Radke
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Sam Wanamaker

Bernard Hellring
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Max Gail

Judah Best
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Joshua Sinclair

Alan Sherman
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Carl Lumbly

Edwin Palmer
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Cristine Rose

Marsha Stern
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Sean Penn

Guenther X
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Max Volkert Martens

Hans Schuster
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Jürgen Heinrich

Uri Andreyev
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Marie Louise Sinclair

Kim Becker
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Harris Yulin

Bruno Ristau
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Horst D. Scheel

Steward Witness
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Malgorzata Gebel

Stewardess Witness
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Eileen Ryan

Guenther X's Mother
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Ted Herold

Rock Singer in Nightclub
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Leo Penn

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Joshua Sinclair

Writer
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Leo Penn

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Disc Releases
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Judgment In Berlin

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

8/3/2010

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Judgment In Berlin

(Blu-ray)

6/7/2011

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Judgement in Berlin

(DVD)

11/24/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Judgment In Berlin

(DVD)

6/7/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Judgment in Berlin

(DVD)

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Judgment in Berlin

(DVD)

2/3/2004

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