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At the absolute height of World War II, German generals hatch a daring plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler and effectively render the German war machine impotent. Directed by Bryan Singer, Valkyrie stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the real-life mastermind behind the elaborate plot known as Project Valkyrie: a plan to assassinate Hitler and overthrow his government from the inside. Stauffenberg has been a loyal soldier and an asset to the Reich for his entire military career, but after losing an eye, a hand, and three fingers in an Allied bombing, he reaches a breaking point. The destructive madness that his country is unleashing on the world has become too terrible for the colonel to stand silent. He joins the resistance movement -- a treasonous act, punishable by death -- and risks his life and the life of his family for the chance to change history. Comprised of high-ranking officials working in secret, the German Resistance has access to the inner workings of the government and military, putting them in the perfect position to dispatch the dictator and then use his own official contingency plan to seize power -- before the army, the S.S., and loyal party members can put someone just as diabolical in the Führer's place. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2008

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg
Kenneth Branagh
as Major-Gen. Henning von Tresckow
Bill Nighy
as Gen. Friedrich Olbricht
Tom Wilkinson
as Gen. Friedrich Fromm
Carice van Houten
as Nina Von Stauffenberg
Thomas Kretschmann
as Maj. Otto Ernst Remer
Terence Stamp
as Gen. Ludwig Beck
Eddie Izzard
as Gen. Erich Fellgiebel
Kevin McNally
as Dr. Carl Goerdeler
Christian Berkel
as Col. Mertz von Quirnheim
Jamie Parker
as Lt. Werner von Haeften
David Bamber
as Adolf Hitler
Tom Hollander
as Col. Heinz Brandt
David Schofield
as Erwin von Witzleben
Kenneth Cranham
as Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Halina Reijn
as Margarethe von Oven
Werner Daehn
as Maj. Ernst John von Freyend
Harvey Friedman
as Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Matthias Schweighöfer
as Lt. Herber
Waldemar Kobus
as Police Chief Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorf
Florian Panzner
as Second Lt. Hagen
Ian McNeice
as Pompous General
Danny Webb
as Captain Haans
Chris Larkin
as Sgt. Helm
Matthew Burton
as Lt. General Adolf Heusinger
Wotan Wilke Möhring
as Sgt. Kolbe
Christian Oliver
as Sgt. Major Adam
Bernard Hill
as Confident General - Desert
Julian Morris
as Young Lieutenant - Desert
Helmut Stauss
as Dr. Roland Freisler
Tim Williams
as Doctor
Anton Algrang
as Albert Speer
Matthias Freihof
as Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler

Crew

Bryan Singer
Director
Bryan Singer
Producer
Gilbert Adler
Producer
Christopher McQuarrie
Producer
Christopher McQuarrie
Screenwriter
Nathan Alexander
Screenwriter
Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer
John Ottman
Composer (Music Score)
John Ottman
Editor
Patrick Lumb
Production Designer
Lilly Kilvert
Production Designer
Keith Pain
Supervising Art Director
Ralf Schreck
Supervising Art Director
John Warnke
Supervising Art Director
Cornelia Ott
Art Director
Carl L. Woebcken
Co-producer
Nathan Alexander
Co-producer
Christoph Fisser
Co-producer
Henning Molfenter
Co-producer
Mark Shapiro
Executive Producer
Chris Lee
Executive Producer
Ken Kamins
Executive Producer
Daniel M. Snyder
Executive Producer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
Roger Mussenden
Casting
Richard Hoover
Visual Effects Supervisor
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