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Saturday, June 23, 2012
The Incident DVD
I am not a fan of Matthau but he is undeniably strong in this one.
Produced in 1990 by Qintex Entertainment
The Incident is an Emmy-winning made for TV movie about a fictional POW camp for German soldiers in World War II. They are being held in Camp Bremen, in Bremen, Colorado (the movie was actually filmed in Colorado Springs) as thousands of Axis soldiers were throughout the war.
The local town doctor is also the POW camp doctor. He is murdered at the camp and a German sergeant looks to be guilty. A civilian trial is ordered due to political considerations and the local ne'er-do-well attorney played by Walter Matthau is appointed by the judge (played by Harry Morgan of M*A*S*H and Dragnet fame) to defend the German suspect.
Matthau is strong with a wide variety of emotions displayed - not overdone, not underdone - just right. He has several strong scenes with his character's granddaughter played by Ariana Richards (best known as the blond girl from the Jurassic Park movies).
This movie inspired two sequels starring Matthau and Morgan. Richards was in one of the sequels.
I rate this DVD 5 stars out of 5. It can be found on Amazon.com here: The Incident.
Reviewed on August 8, 2007.