Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story

Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story is a 1989 American drama film directed by Brian Gibson and written by Abby Mann, Robin Vote and Ron Hutchinson. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Renée Soutendijk, Craig T. Nelson, Anton Lesser, Jack Shepherd and Paul Freeman. The film premiered on HBO on April 23, 1989.[1][2][3]

Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
Written byAbby Mann
Robin Vote
Ron Hutchinson
Directed byBrian Gibson
StarringBen Kingsley
Renée Soutendijk
Craig T. Nelson
Anton Lesser
Jack Shepherd
Paul Freeman
Theme music composerBill Conti
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Graham Benson
David R. Ginsburg
Producer(s)Bob Cooper
John Kemeny
Abby Mann
CinematographyElemér Ragályi
Editor(s)Éva Gárdos
Randy Kumano
Chris Wimble
Running time160 minutes
Production company(s)Citadel Entertainment
HBO Pictures
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original release
  • April 23, 1989 (1989-04-23)


As Austrian Jews living in Ukraine at the beginning of World War II, Simon Wiesenthal, and his family are captured by Nazis and sent to live in a series of prison camps, where Wiesenthal cheats death several times. When he is liberated from Mauthausen in 1945, Wiesenthal provides vital information to the Americans in the Nuremberg War Trials and dedicates his life to hunting down Nazi war criminals, even though doing so comes at a cost to his family.



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  2. "Murderers-Among-Us-The-Simon-Wiesenthal-Story - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". 1989-04-22. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  3. "New York Magazine - Google Books". 1989-04-24. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
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