Dieter Dengler

Vietnam War prisoner of war Dieter Dengler

Dieter Dengler was a German-born United States Navy Naval aviator and pilot during the Vietnam War (and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot). He was one of two survivors (the other being Pisidhi Indradat), out of seven prisoners of wars, to escape from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run, and was the first captured U.S.
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Birthday
22 May 1938
home town
Wildberg
Death Place
Mill Valley

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Bama Art House to descend into Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
In 2006 with "Rescue Dawn," he managed to turn Dieter Dengler's unsettling story of survival in a Vietnamese prison camp into an adventurous tale of hope and survival that we could recommend to our friends and family. "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" was
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The Ecstasy of Saint Herzog - Brooklyn Rail
Google News - over 6 years
He's been accused of “coaching” documentary subjects like Dieter Dengler, whose neurotic tic of opening and shutting doors in Little Dieter Needs to Fly, is said to have been contrived for effect. He's aggravated animal rights groups for his treatment
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50 Great Films You Shouldn't Miss… Part 1 - Obsessed With Film
Google News - almost 7 years
Based on the true story of pilot Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), who crashed during the war, it recounts his time as a POW and subsequent escape into the harsh Cambodian jungle surrounding the camp. Strange in that unexplainable Herzog way,
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Rescue Dawn - Lansing State Journal
Google News - almost 7 years
The fact-based film recounts the 1966 downing of US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler on a bombing run over Laos, his months of captivity and his methodically planned escape. Dengler, as played by Christian Bale, is a naive good guy and an oddball - no
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'It Was Not A Significant Bullet': The Films Of Werner Herzog - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
[B-] Before there was Christian Bale and “Rescue Dawn,” there was “Little Dieter Needs To Fly,” a documentary about Dieter Dengler, like Herzog, a German expat who migrated to the US in post-decimated WW2 Deutchland, to fulfill his dreams of being of
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Movie Guide and Film Series
NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'ARCTIC TALE' (G, 85 minutes) Displaying more corn than is usually found at the North Pole, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's global-warming-for-tykes
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Movie Guide and Film Series
NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'ARCTIC TALE' (G, 85 minutes) Displaying more corn than is usually found at the North Pole, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's global-warming-for-tykes
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Review
NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'ARCTIC TALE' (G, 85 minutes) Displaying more corn than is usually found at the North Pole, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's global-warming-for-tykes
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Movies
NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'ARCTIC TALE' (G, 85 minutes) Displaying more corn than is usually found at the North Pole, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's global-warming-for-tykes
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NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'BRAND UPON THE BRAIN' (No rating, 96 minutes) A baroque entertainment with one foot in silent cinema and the other gingerly toeing the sound waves, Guy Maddin's
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NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'BRAND UPON THE BRAIN' (No rating, 96 minutes) A baroque entertainment with one foot in silent cinema and the other gingerly toeing the sound waves, Guy Maddin's
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Movies
NYTimes - over 10 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, show times and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'BRAND UPON THE BRAIN' (No rating, 96 minutes) A baroque entertainment with one foot in silent cinema and the other gingerly toeing the sound waves, Guy Maddin's
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'RESCUE DAWN'; A Vietnam P.O.W. Story, Tangling With the Vines of Convention
NYTimes - over 10 years
The Navy airman Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), the hero of Werner Herzog's Vietnam-era P.O.W. escape film, ''Rescue Dawn,'' at first seems a conventional action-movie hero: handsome, resourceful, brave and optimistic. But the more time spent with him, the more eccentricities he reveals. He has a geeky laugh. His sunny-side-up speechifying
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Werner Herzog Is Still Breaking the Rules
NYTimes - over 10 years
WERNER HERZOG'S films tend to thrust man up against nature, and nature is not a particularly forgiving adversary. In the jungles of South America (''Aguirre, Wrath of God'' and ''Fitzcarraldo'') or the wilderness of Alaska (the documentary ''Grizzly Man'') Mr. Herzog's characters -- real or imagined -- attempt to hold on to their sanity and lives.
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SUMMER MOVIES; Old Friends? New Foes? Your Choice
NYTimes - almost 11 years
All dates are subject to change. May Opened Missing Victor Pellerin The title of Sophie Deraspe's documentary refers to a Montreal artist who disappeared in the early '90s after burning his work. Waitress Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered last November, directed, wrote and stars in this comedy about a small-town waitress (Keri Russell) who bakes
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SUMMER MOVIES; Werner Herzog's New Direction
NYTimes - almost 13 years
''EVERYBODY is the center of their universe,'' the Dalai Lama remarks in Werner Herzog's ''Wheel of Time.'' If so, that's not the only thing this Buddhist holy man has in common with the British inventor of a one-man helium dirigible and a New Age naturalist devoured by a grizzly bear: each of them is the subject of a Werner Herzog film. Mr. Herzog
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FILM; Herzog Goes Hollywood? Yes, but Actually No
NYTimes - over 15 years
HE trekked up volcanoes about to erupt and waded through jungle rivers full of poisonous stingrays. He employed tribes of South American Indians as extras, hiring prostitutes to keep them happy on location; he shot scenes involving monkeys that made audiences wince long before there were ''we've been kind to animals'' disclaimers. For a generation
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FILM REVIEW; Eating Glue and Biting a Snake
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Werner Herzog tells a real-life tall tale in ''Little Dieter Needs To Fly,'' a documentary that describes enough breakneck adventures for any action hero. But the swashbuckler who is the film's subject, Dieter Dengler, mostly describes his exploits from memory. Now a garrulous extrovert living a comfortable life near San Francisco, he talks of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dieter Dengler
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 62
    Dengler was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable neurological disorder; on February 7, 2001, he rolled his wheelchair from his house down to the driveway of a fire station and shot himself.
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  • 2000
    Age 61
    In 2000, Dengler was inducted into the Gathering of Eagles program and told the story of his escape to groups of young military officers.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 58
    Dengler was the subject of Werner Herzog's 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 49
    Dengler appears in the 1988 documentary We Can Keep You Forever about the POW/MIA issue generally.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 29
    In early 1968, Dengler was a contestant on the nighttime edition of the comedy game show Hollywood Squares.
  • 1967
    Age 28
    Dengler made an appearance as one of the contestants on the January 30, 1967 episode of the television game show I've Got a Secret.
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  • 1966
    Age 27
    He found one on a bush and placed it in his rucksack. On July 20, 1966, after 23 days in the jungle, Dengler managed to signal an Air Force pilot with the parachute.
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    On February 1, 1966, the day after the carrier began flying missions from Yankee Station, Lieutenant, Junior Grade Dengler launched from the Ranger with three other aircraft on an interdiction mission against a truck convoy that had been reported in North Vietnam.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 18
    He was assured that piloting aircraft was what the Air Force was all about so he enlisted in June 1957 and went to basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Dieter Dengler was born and raised in the small town of Wildberg, in the Black Forest region of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. He grew up not knowing his father, who had been drafted into the German army in 1939 and was killed during World War II on the Eastern Front during the winter of 1943/44.
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  • 1938
    Born
    Born on May 22, 1938.
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