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The Assisi Underground

Category: 16
All Genres: Drama, History, War
Release Year: 1985
Country: USA
Runtime: 115
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Alexander Ramati
Sound: Mono

  • Anime's answer to "Top Gun".

  • Writing by: Alexander Ramati – (novel)
    Alexander Ramati – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Yoram Globus – producer
    Menahem Golan – producer
    John Thompson – associate producer

    Cast: Ben Cross – Padre Rufino
    James Mason – Bishop Nicolini
    Irene Papas – Mother Giuseppina
    Maximilian Schell – Col. Müller
    Karlheinz Hackl – Capt. von Velden
    Riccardo Cucciolla – Luigi Brizzi
    Angelo Infanti – Giorgio Kropf
    Paolo Malco – Paolo Josza
    Tom Felleghy – Gen. Bremer
    Delia Boccardo – Countess Cristina
    Roberto Bisacco – Prof. Rieti

    Music: Dov Seltzer
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to…
    Plot: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.

    Movie Quotes: Anne Shirley: My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read once and I say it over to comfort myself in these times that try the soul.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The credits play over authentic home movie footage of Jaglom's own wedding. There are only two credits to open the film: the title and “A Film by Henry Jaglom”.

    Goofs: We know about 9 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Incorrectly regarded as goofs: By law, when an actor portrays military personnel in a movie or TV show they are required to be what the military calls “out of uniform”. For example, ribbons or medals out of order, or improper insignia on clothing or hats. This is so that technically they are not impersonating military personal.

    Trivia: There are 11 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Filmed in 1982 but not aired until 1985.
    • Rod Stewart was a possible for Grak.
    • On the shortlist for King Arthur were Robin Ellis, Michael Pennington, Malcolm Stoddard and Roy Marsden.

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