Cast & Crew
The true story of Victor Herman, an American who spent eighteen years imprisoned and in exile in Siberia after going to Russia with his parents as a teenager in 1931, and another eighteen years fighting for the right to return to the United States. Willie Nelson made his TV acting debut as Red Loon, a fellow American in the Siberian gulag, and Ben Cross made his American TV debut as a Soviet general, who recognized young Herman's athletic abilities and tried to get him to identify himself as a Russian. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named this Best Movie Made for Television in its first annual award in this category.
Peter Swords King
Aired in United States May 23, 1982