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The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)

The Hessen Affair (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | November 2009 (USA)
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In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

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Paul Breuls
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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Zane ... Jack Durant
Lyne Renee ... Lt. Kathleen Nash
Michael Bowen ... Ben Cassidy
Noah Segan ... Lt. David Pallard
Rudolph Segers ... Sgt. Roy Tarlton
Gene Pyrz Gene Pyrz ... Capt. Michael Savern
Arne MacPherson ... Nicky Scalinio
Mireille Leveque Mireille Leveque ... Princess Sophie
John B. Lowe ... Rueben Markel
Guido De Craene ... Weiss (as Guido DeCraene)
Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien ... Manny
Norman Bowman ... Sergeant
Will Woytowich ... Chief Warrant Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Riesterer Danny Riesterer ... Sophies' butler
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Storyline

1945 - Castle Kronberg, outside Frankfurt, is turned into a 'country club' for victorious American officers. The cynical Colonel Jack Durant and the dazzling beautiful Lieutenant Kathleen Nash uncover the crown jewels of Germany - more diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls than are gathered in any one place outside the Tower of London. Nash and Durant manage to get the gems to New York, where they must deal with gangsters to fence the loot. To make matters worse for the two renegade officers, Princess Sophie discovers the theft of her jewels and complains to American army headquarters. It now turns out that her brother fought for the Allies and is about to marry the future Queen of England. With double-crossing gangland figures trying to control the gems and the army closing in on them, will Kathy Nash and Jack Durant stay true to one other and their plan? Or will one sell the other out? Written by Anonymous

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The Winner Takes All... And More.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Belgium | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hessen Conspiracy See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,569
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Color
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The film is set in 1945, but the Boxing Match for the La Motta-v-Bell fight did not take place until March 1947. See more »

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A true story about finding a priceless treasure and the costs of keeping it. Enough twists to keep you guessing. I say C
7 January 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

Based on a true story about a group of WWII US army officers who take a treasure of priceless gems from a castle in Germany and there plans to get rich from it. After the fall of Nazi Germany Colonel Jack Durant (Zane) is assigned to a castle formerly belonging to the Hessen family. After stumbling onto the German crown jewels he and 3 others try to find a way to get them back to the US. This movie was pretty much what I expected. Though it is a movie movie it had the look and feel of a TV movie from a cable channel. Nothing special but fairly entertaining. The movie is full of double crosses and them playing one off of another keeps you guessing who is being honest and who is only in it for themselves. A fairly slow moving movie but interesting enough to keep you watching till the end. I give it a C.


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