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Jürgen Prochnow
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Date of Birth: Jun 10, 1941

Country: Germany

Biography: Jürgen Prochnow (IPA: [ˈjʏɐɡən ˈpʁɔxnoː]; born 10 June 1941) is a German actor. His most well-known roles internationally have been as the sympathetic submarine captain in Das Boot (1981), Duke Leto Atreides I in Dune (1984), the minor, but important role of genocidal dictator Ivan Radek in Air Force One and the villain Maxwell Dent in Beverly Hills Cop II...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 62 - You've Seen 0

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Remember (2015)
The darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge.
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Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. (imdb)
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Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (2015)
A psychedelic mushroom trip turns a successful lawyer into a wanted man. (imdb)
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Company of Heroes (2013)
During the last major German offensive of WWII, a group of daring American soldiers set out to turn the war against all odds. Their mission will take them deep into German territory to derail Nazi efforts in obtaining the ultimate super weapon. (Netflix.com)
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Sinners & Saints (2010)
In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide Detective, Will Ganz, to help solve a series of brutal murders that have plunged the city into a major gang war. The two quickly realize there is something far more sinister going on than either could have ever imagined. (imdb)
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Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
An army of dragons invade the crippled English countryside and the apprentice wizard Merlin must confront the fire-breathing beasts. (hollywoodvideo.com)
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The Conspiracy (2008)
16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal. (imdb)
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Nanking (2007)
Nanking is a powerful reminder of the heartbreaking toll that war takes on the innocent, and a testament to the courage and conviction of a few individuals determined to act in the face of evil. The film tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a safety zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. (THINKFilm)
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Primeval (2007)
In one of the most remote places on earth, a bloodthirsty serial killer has claimed over 300 victims, and is still at large to this day. Now, inspired by the true story of the world's most prolific killer, comes Primeval, a nail-biting horror-thriller that follows an American news crew determined to capture this terrifying murderer alive. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Beerfest (2006)
The Broken Lizard comedy group returns to the big screen in a new comedy that proves revenge, like beer, is best served cold. (Warner Bros.)
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Based on Dan Brown's popular and controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma. (Sony)
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The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide awakening, arising within all religious traditions, that moves humanity toward a deeper experience of spirituality. (Celestine Films)
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See Arnold Run (2005)
This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, hitting the campaign trail and competing in the frenzied atmosphere that accompanied California's chaotic recall election. (imdb)
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House of the Dead (2003)
Based on the best selling video game from Sega, House of the Dead tells the story of a group of college students who go to a rave on a mysterious island and get more than they bargained for when they find themselves stalked by killer zombies and terrifying creatures intent on feasting on the flesh of the living. (Artisan Entertainment)
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Baltic Storm (2003)
A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned. (imdb)
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The Poet (2003)
A contract killer sees a chance to free himself from a tragic past.
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Heart of America (2002)
On the last day of high school, the unthinkable is about to occur. Two seniors with a murder/suicide pact plan to exact revenge on their abusers. (imdb)
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Last Run (2001)
The Cold War is over for most of the world, but Frank Banner (Armand Assante) must rehash it every day because of his top secret work with defecting Soviet spies -- a job that resulted in the death of his wife. Now, Frank's being called in again to protect an ex-KGB official who's on the run from both the Russian Mafia and the CIA. The case unpredictably brings him face to face with his wife's assassin in this tense post-Glasnost drama.
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Jack the Dog (2001)
Aptly nicknamed "Jack the Dog" for his womanizing ways, married photographer Jack (Nestor Carbonell) spends much of his time trying to hide his affairs from his wife, Faith (Barbara Williams), who finally gets fed up and walks out on him. Forced to face his faults while raising his young son, Sam (Andrew J. Ferchland), alone, Jack soon learns some important life lessons in this moving indie comedy.
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The Elite (2001)
After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups. (imdb)
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Dark Asylum (2001)
Dark Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running loose in an abandoned high security asylum, pitting the county psychiatrist, Dr. Maggie Belham, against the psychotic maniac. Dr. Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, and her only help is the janitor, Quitz, who may in fact be a forgotten asylum inmate.
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Tease (2000)
Tease (2000) - TV Movie
If looks could kill, they'd look like Traci; young, innocent, appealing, deadly. Traci clings like ivy to her devoted mother and strikes with a vengeance at any man who intrudes on their relationship. Now Traci, using her budding sexuality, will do anything...seduce anyone...murder everyone who threatens to come between them.
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The Last Stop (2000)
A motley group of travelers are trapped in a remote, snowed-in diner nestled in the Rocky Mountains. But when one of them, a state trooper (Adam Beach), discovers a grisly murder and a mysterious bag full of cash, no one is safe from suspicion. The search for the killer reveals that nobody is who he or she claims to be in this mystery-thriller.
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Final Ascent (2000)
A man leading an expedition into the Rocky Mountains becomes entangled with a deadly band of thieves in search of their lost loot. (imdb)
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Heaven
Terrorists seize a building with intent to blow it up. However, one of the men trapped in the building is an ex-treasury agent, who just happens to be there with his wife and children in a tour group. Having to fight the terrorists and fires that breakout in the high rise. (imdb)
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The Fall (1999)
In Budapest, Hungary, beautiful and seductive Marta (Hélène de Fougerolles) bursts into the apartment of American writer Adam Ellis (Craig Sheffer). On the verge of hysteria, she claims to be on the run from a madman who's held her prisoner for years. Reluctantly, Ellis agrees to help her, but he soon finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of intrigue and deception. No one can be trusted in this suspense thriller.
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Wing Commander (1999)
In the mid-27th century, the Terran Confederation is at war with the felinoid Kilrathi Empire. After destroying a Terran base, the Kilrathi have seized a NAVCOM unit with the hyperspace jump coordinates to Earth. With Terran reinforcements scheduled to arrive two hours after the Kilrathi hit Earth, it falls upon the starfighter carrier TCS Tiger Claw to keep the Kilrathi busy. (imdb)
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Esther (1999)
Esther (1999) - TV Movie
King Ahasuerus (Thomas Kretschmann) of Persia is enchanted by the lovely Esther (Louise Lombard) and makes her his queen, unaware that she's Jewish. When Prime Minister Haman (Jürgen Prochnow) orders a day of assault on the Jews, Esther reveals her heritage to the king and pleads for his help for her people. F. Murray Abraham co-stars as Mordecai, Esther's proud uncle, in this faithful adaptation of the biblical story.
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From China with Love (1998)
German character actor Jürgen Prochnow stars as Paul Konen, a photographer on assignment in China who falls in love with Wang Liyun, his beautiful Chinese tour guide (Sarah Lam). The Triad gang kidnaps his beloved and forces him to be their accomplice back in Germany to guarantee her safety. Will the pressure be too much for Paul or will his love for Wang withstand?
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (Yun-Fat) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. (Sony)
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DNA (1997)
Dr. Wesinger (Jürgen Prochnow) leads a team of scientists into the jungle, where they find the skeleton of a strange creature. Hoping to re-create the creature by extracting DNA from the bones, Wesinger enlists the help of Ash Mattley (Mark Dacacos). The experiment is successful, but a few years later the CIA asks Mattley to help track down Wesinger because he's turned the creature into a fierce killer and plans to sell it to the highest bidder.
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Air Force One (1997)
Wolfgang Petersen's gripping thriller about an uncompromising U.S. President (Ford) who has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision to give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter. (Sony)
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The English Patient (1996)
Adapted from Michael Ondaatje's acclaimed novel set against the backdrop of World War II, Anthony Mingehlla's Oscar-winning drama stars Ralph Fiennes as a horribly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending him (Juliette Binoche). As his story is revealed via flashback, so too are secrets about his identity and the depth of his passion for the woman he loved.
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On Dangerous Ground (1996)
When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first to take hold of it. Tough man Sean Dillon, pressured by Brigadier Ferguson into working for the British, does it his own way. But we see a new twinkle in his eye when he looks at sweet Su Yin... And can it be that pretty Inspector Hanna Bernstein is beginning to grow fond of Sean? (imdb)
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Judge Dredd (1995)
In a standard comic book dystopian near-future Americans are ensconced in mega-cities which protect them from the desolation of the world outside, and the peace is kept by The Judges. This elite group who upholds "The Law" is police, jury, and executioner all in one. Judge Dredd, the most formidable and revered of the Street Judges, is convicted of the murder of a snooping reporter (imdb)
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Guns of Honor (1994)
In 1867, an ex-Confederate general, Jackson Hardin (Martin Sheen), still holds a grudge against the Union. He and his legendary "Floating Outfit" refuse to let the ravages of war dictate how they'll live in the impoverished South. Across the Rio Grande, a French army divides the occupied Mexican nation and casts an avaricious glance on the weakened American states. It's up to Hardin and his "guns of honor" to stave off these would-be occupiers.
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Lie Down with Lions (1994)
Her friend, doctor Peter Husak, introduces the American Jack Carver to his friend nurse Kate - and it's love on first sight. But when she learns in a dramatic incident that Jack's a CIA agent, she leaves him and marries Husak instead. Together they go into a war area in Nagorny Karabach for a relief organization. (imdb)
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans, is more than inspirational. (imdb)
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Body of Evidence (1993)
A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. (imdb)
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The Fire Next Time (1993)
This futuristic drama is set in 2017, after Earth has been overtaken by pollution. When a hurricane levels everything Drew (Craig T. Nelson) owns, he must move his family to a refugee camp. They travel to New York, where Drew's former co-worker Larry lives, but Larry has eyes for Drew's wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and tells Drew he'll care for the clan only if he leaves. The family flees to Canada and gets separated. Will they manage to reunite?
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Hurricane Smith (1992)
An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang. (imdb)
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Interceptor (1992)
When he bungles a training mission, Air Force Capt. Christopher Winfield (Andrew Divoff) is assigned to ride home aboard a transport plane as punishment. On board with Winfield are feisty pilot Maj. Janet Morgan (Elizabeth Morehead), two high-tech stealth fighter jets and, eventually, a band of terrorists led by Phillips (Jürgen Prochnow). This direct-to-video thriller traces Winfield's attempts to foil Phillips's plot to steal the stealths.
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Robin Hood (1991)
Yet another version of the classic epic, with enough variation to make it interesting. The story is the same, but some of the characters are quite different from the usual, in particular Uma Thurman's very special maid Marian. The photography is also great, giving the story a somewhat darker tone. (imdb)
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The Fourth War (1990)
Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border. (imdb)
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Kill Cruise (1990)
Elizabeth Hurley and Patsy Kensit star as a pair of unassuming femmes fatales plying their craft on the high seas in writer-director Peter Keglevic's spine-tingling homage to Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water. When he agrees to sail two British beauties from Gibraltar to Barbados, a washed-up skipper (Jürgen Prochnow) has no idea that's headed into a perfect storm of jealousy, rage and murder.
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level... (imdb)
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The Seventh Sign (1988)
Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse--as outlined in the Book of Revelation--seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary assigned to investigate, dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn, a young American woman, has reason to fear they're real--and that the unfolding events may spell disaster for her unborn child. (imdb)
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of 'alphabet crimes' associated with it
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Terminus (1987)
In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not be stopped by other vehicles. (imdb)
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Blitz (1986)
In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the target of killers. After Ralph Korda has given his patented worldcar to a German automaker for testing, he is confronted by ominous men, eager to get their hands on his patent. Evil Arab petroleum lords also want to stop this threat to the gasoline market any way they can. (imdb)
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Das Boot (1985)
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"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the thousands of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. (imdb)
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Dune (1984)
In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.
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Love Is Forever (1983)
Based on real events, this made-for-TV movie tells the story of journalist John Everingham (Michael Landon), who was stationed in Laos in 1977. Accused of being a spy, Everingham was tortured and expelled from the country. A year later, he returned to Laos to rescue his Laotian girlfriend (Moira Chen). His plan included swimming the Mekong River without attracting attention.
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The Keep (1983)
Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening. (imdb)
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Krieg und Frieden (1982)
The collaboration between Kluge, Schlöndorff, Aust, and Engstfeld resulted in a study of the nuclear arms race during the West German debate about accepting the deployment of U.S. Pershing missiles.
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Das Boot (1981)
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. Das Boot is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Sony Pictures)
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Operation Ganymed (1977)
A spaceship returns to Earth after several years of space exploration and finds it desolate. Landing in what they believe is Mexico, the crew decides to travel north, and try to find out what happened to Earth during the years they were gone. (imdb)
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Die Konsequenz (1977)
Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, they try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will let them alone. (imdb)
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Katharina Blum is a young handsome German maid. She meets Ludwig, and they fall in love at once. They spend the night together... (imdb)
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Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (1974)
In this prison drama, Franz Blum (Jurgen Prochnow) goes from being a fairly ordinary middle-class man to a hardened convict. Sent to prison for participating in a bank robbery, he learns how to use blackmail and graft in order to survive the harsh life he encounters "inside." (All Movie Guide)
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Einer von uns Beiden (1974)
What started as a simple blackmail quickly devolves into a downward spiral of psychological and physical violence.
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Zoff (1972)
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