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Night Crossing

105 min | USA:107 min
Drama | Family | History | Thriller
IMDB rate:
Delbert Mann
2 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1982-02-05
Filming Locations: Bavaria Studios, Bavariafilmplatz 7, Geiselgasteig, Grünwald, Bavaria, Germany
Opening Weekend: $1,547,912 (USA) (7 February 1982)
Gross: $4,500,000 (USA) (21 February 1982)
John Hurt
Peter Strelzyk
Doug McKeon
Frank Strelzyk
Keith McKeon
Fitscher Strelzyk
Beau Bridges
Günter Wetzel
Glynnis O'Connor
Petra Wetzel
Geoffrey Liesik
'Little' Peter Wetzel
Michael Liesik
Andreas Wetzel
Ian Bannen
Josef Keller
Anne Stallybrass
Magda Keller
Matthew Taylor
Lukas Keller
Klaus Löwitsch
Günter Meisner
Major Koerner
Sky du Mont
Ziegler (as Sky Dumont)
Jan Niklas
Lt. Fehler
Kay Walsh
Doris' Mother
Carola Höhn
Petra's Mother
Irene Prador
Mrs. Roseler
Jan Biczycki
Pharmacist (as Jan Paulus Biczyzcki)
Osman Ragheb
Store Supervisor
Ursula Ludwig
1st Store Clerk
Jenny Thelen
2nd Store Clerk
Katharina Seyferth
James W. Gavin
Pilot (as Gavin James)
Did you know?
The vehicle license plates used the East German numbering system but were printed on West German plate blanks from West German DIN-standard dies. The plates were only issued for a very short time after the German reunification, As such, this caused an unintentional historical inaccuracy and anachronism.
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This film's title was changed from "The Last Flight to Freedom" to "Night Crossing" due to similarity with the title of Disney's other movie The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980).
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The ice-cold freezing conditions in the Bavarian Mountains provided a number of problems for the production. Compressed steam was used to burn off ice from snow fields. Snow was also swept off the icy roads. Moreover, trees had to be painted green in order to reflect the seasonal September look.
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Ziegler: Do you think they'll make another attempt?
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Günter Wetzel: People have always laughed at the great ideas.
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Peter Strelzyk: I know the S.S.D. was on its way. We still haven't got the material. Yesterday five yards, today nothing.
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander