Little Dieter Needs to Fly Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2053

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 16

Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1998

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Werner Herzog

Actors: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Plot: A story of sorrow and survival - Dieter Dengler grew up in German postwar poverty and suffered abuse before leaving at age 18 for the United States. From peeling potatoes to enlisting in the Navy he learns to fly. In 1966, he shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War. Captured, and emaciated, he still escapes and manages to survive the harsh conditions and finally rescue. This is his story. -- Chris Kavan

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3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/10/2011

This documentary is very enlightening and interesting, when viewed in conjunction with the dramatic version, Rescue Dawn.

Rating of
2/4

Allison - wrote on 05/03/2008

I felt this movie was just ok. In it, a man named Dieter recounts his struggles as an air pilot during wartimes, as well as his desire to become an American citizen.

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