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Initial DVD release
  
January 6, 2009

Duration
  

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6.2/10
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Genre
  
Drama, History, War

Music director
  
Writer
  
Steven Elkins

Language
  
English

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Release date
  
January 30, 1990

Cast
  
Similar movies
  
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The Plot to Kill Hitler is a 1990 television film based on the July 20 plot by German High Command to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944. Brad Davis stars as Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, who plants a bomb in the conference room of the F├╝hrer's headquarters in East Prussia.

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The plot to kill hitler 1990


Plot summary

Led by Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, several German High Command officers plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government, with the ultimate intention of surrendering their country to the Allies. Stauffenberg manages to plant a bomb, hidden in his briefcase, in Hitler's battlefield headquarters. By sheer luck, Heinz Brandt unwittingly moves the briefcase slightly, and Hitler survives the subsequent blast. In the final hours of July 20, 1944, Stauffenberg, Lieutenant Werner von Haeften, General Friedrich Olbricht, Ludwig Beck, and Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim are arrested and tried. Beck commits suicide, and they rest are taken to be executed. Stauffenberg declares "Long live the sacred Germany!" before being killed, and the others also get killed beside him within seconds.

Production

The movie was filmed in the United States and Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

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