Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families


1h 45m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Telefilm depicting stories from the book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," involving the courageous efforts of non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue victims of the Holocaust. In "Malka Csizmadia," young Malka befriends and falls in love with Szarany, a man from the Jewish

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
War
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Barwood Films; By David's; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Dave; L.A. Maddogs; Showtime Networks; Starcraft
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Telefilm depicting stories from the book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," involving the courageous efforts of non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue victims of the Holocaust. In "Malka Csizmadia," young Malka befriends and falls in love with Szarany, a man from the Jewish ghetto. When he devises a plan to build a tunnel to escape the ghetto, not only does Malka help, but she enlists the aid of her mother and sisters. Malka and her family are instrumental in leading Szarany and several others to safety. In "We Are Circus," a married couple run a traveling circus during WWII in Nazi Germany and at great risk to themselves and the circus, hide Jewish people as big top performers.

Cast

Michael Rapaport

Szarany ("Malka Csizmadia")

Robin Tunney

Malka Csizmadia ("Malka Csizmadia")

Barrow Davis

Olga Csizmadia ("Malka Csizmadia")

Caterina Scorsone

Irena Csizmadia ("Malka Csizmadia")

Brenda Devine

Maria Csizmadia ("Malka Csizmadia")

Paul Schulze

Milos ("Malka Csizmadia")

Rafael Feldman

Laslow ("Malka Csizmadia")

Tomas Chovanec

Janusz ("Malka Csizmadia")

Timm Zemanek

Sympathetic Officer ("Malka Csizmadia")

Jed Dixon

German No 1 ("Malka Csizmadia")

Steve Mousseau

Resistance Man ("Malka Csizmadia")

Ted Ludzik

German Soldier ("Malka Csizmadia")

James Downing

Hungarian Guard ("Malka Csizmadia")

Greg Morris

Prisoner ("Malka Csizmadia")

Pierre Larocque

Villager ("Malka Csizmadia")

Joan Gregson

Village No 2 ("Malka Csizmadia")

Louis Strauss

Village Elder ("Malka Csizmadia")

Shawn Lawrence

Postman ("Malka Csizmadia")

Kevin Bundy

Condemned Father ("Malka Csizmadia")

Heather Hodgson

Condemned Mother ("Malka Csizmadia")

Samantha Fletcher

Condemned Child ("Malka Csizmadia")

David Dunbar

German Sergeant ("Malka Csizmadia")

Robert Clarke

Village Translator ("Malka Csizmadia")

Stan Channing

Old Man ("Malka Csizmadia")

Tim Matheson

Adolph Althoff ("We Are Circus")

Daryl Hannah

Maria Althoff ("We Are Circus")

Trent Mcmullen

Peter ("We Are Circus")

Elisabeth Rosen

Irene ("We Are Circus")

John Friesen

Rausch ("We Are Circus")

Joe Bostick

Hans ("We Are Circus")

Arnold Pinnock

Mohammed ("We Are Circus")

Michael Anderson Jr.

Lieutenant Von Meyer ("We Are Circus")

Peter Messaline

Ss Officer Bauer ("We Are Circus")

Tim Post

Ss Colonel Zeller ("We Are Circus")

Mark Huisman

Ss Officer Harz ("We Are Circus")

Richard Zeman

Ss Officer Roding ("We Are Circus")

David Gardner

Ss Doctor ("We Are Circus")

Anna-louise Richardson

Nurse ("We Are Circus")

David Calderisi

Us Colonel Rosenthal ("We Are Circus")

Robert Seale

Bento ("We Are Circus")

Allan Redford

Kunz ("We Are Circus")

Barbi Poynter

Maxie ("We Are Circus")

Ken Poynter

Max ("We Are Circus")

Jodi Pape

Alizia ("We Are Circus")

Dalene Irvine

Gerda ("We Are Circus")

Marcello Sperandeo

Peter Jr ("We Are Circus")

Alyssa Floroff

Katje ("We Are Circus")

Ted Atherton

Ss Soldier No 1 ("We Are Circus")

Shawn Thompson

Ss Soldier No 2 ("We Are Circus")

Greg Bryk

Gestapo Clerk ("We Are Circus")

Jeff Topping

Us Private ("We Are Circus")

George Kash

Orchestra Leader ("We Are Circus")

Elliot Alexander

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Solange Attwood

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Megan Fehlberg

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Ginger Griep-ruiz

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Marsha Kennington

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Decker Ladouceur

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Myra Reisler

Circus Performer ("We Are Circus")

Shawn Alex Thompson

Crew

Zeljka Alosiniac

Set Decorator

Suzanne Angel

Adr Editor

John Archbell

Property Master

Ian Baird

Camera Trainee

Kevin Barry

Assistant Costume Designer

Kevin Barry

Assistant Costume Designer

Peter Basinski

Editor

Miroslaw Baszak

Director Of Photography

Bob Beecher

Music

John Berger

Stunts

Dean Bernard

Assistant Director

Tom Bishop

Animal Wrangler

Gay Block

Book As Source Material ("Rescuers: Portraits Of Moral Courage In The Holocaust")

Sherry Bondy

Production Coordinator

Joseph Bosco

Adr

Albert Botha

Line Producer

Andrew Brooks

Production Assistant

Raymond Brounstein

Additional Cinematography

Raymond Brounstein

Camera Operator

Mark Bryan

Carpenter

Astra Burra

Art Assistant

Kara Cadeau

Assistant

Eydi Caines-floyd

Costume Designer

James Campbell

Production Assistant

Francois Chartier

Other

Katrin Clark

Hair Assistant

Robert Cochrane

Dolly Grip

John Connell

Assistant Set Dresser

Jane Conway

Animal Wrangler

Mike Cook

Production Assistant

Cis Corman

Executive Producer

Joe Cunko

Production Assistant

Mike Curtis

Electrician

Sarah Cuthbert

Extras Casting Assistant

Brian Cyr

Best Boy

Franco De Cotiis

Production Designer

Pino Donaggio

Music

Pal Dongo

Transportation Captain

Malka Drucker

Book As Source Material ("Rescuers: Portraits Of Moral Courage In The Holocaust")

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard Emerson

Key Grip

Rojuana Esposito

Production Assistant

Jessica Ewert

Assistant Set Decorator

Avi Federgreen

Location Manager

Jane Fieber

Costumes

Jeff Freilich

Producer

Richard Gaal

Key Grip

Mike Garrow

Production Assistant

Michael Hackenberger

Wrangler

Hayli Halper

Post-Production Supervisor

Carmen Hannon

Costumes

Brian R Harman

Other

Lucy Hartford

Assistant

Jacqueline Hinks

Makeup Artist

Virginia Holman

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg Holmgren

Assistant Location Manager

Jackie Ioachim

Publicity

Peter Irvine

Dolly Grip

Mark Isaacs

Publicity

Christopher Jenkins

Props

Meg Jeronimur

Assistant Production Coordinator

Marsha Kennington

Other

Harry Lamian

Gaffer

Chris Ledesma

Music Editor

Katrina Lee

Assistant Director

Mark Lewandowski

Video Assist/Playback

Tim Lewin

Other

Margaret Lloyd

Production Assistant

Alan Macminn

Assistant Set Dresser

Natalie Massara

Music Conductor

Jim Mcgillivary

Special Effects

Brian Mcleod

Boom Operator

Charles Mclynn

Production Assistant

Thom Mcmonigle

Generator Operator

Kari Measham

Assistant Set Decorator

Paul Mitchnick

Camera Operator

Stephen Montgomery

Assistant Director

Michele Morris

Publicity

Helen Mossler

Casting Executive (Los Angeles)

Dan Munroe

Sound Mixer

Dan Narduzzi

Dolly Grip

Pazz Neglia

Assistant Director

Randy O'connell

Transportation Captain

Byron Patchett

Electrician

Godfrey Pfluger

Assistant Camera Operator

John Pielmeier

Screenplay ("We Are Circus")

Glenn Pineau

Assistant Camera Operator

Marek Posival

Assistant Director

Lionel Purcell

Animal Wrangler

Tom Quinn

Assistant Director

David Rider

Production Manager

Pamela Roberts

Hair Stylist

Adam Rodman

Screenplay ("Malka Csizmadia")

Michael Ruggles

Grip

Paula Sanburn Vannucci

Assistant Editor

Sean Skarupa

Electrician

Mick Southon

Production Assistant

Dean St John

Adr Mixer

Phillip Stevens

Lead Set Dresser

Barbra Streisand

Executive Producer

Cid Swank

Publicity

Hanna Toweb

Assistant

Sean Turrell

Production Assistant

Mike Waters

Production Assistant

Robert Webber

Sound Editor

Geralyn Whaith

Makeup Assistant

Don White

Production Assistant

Bosede Williams

Continuity

Sarah Willinsky

Continuity

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
War
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Barwood Films; By David's; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Dave; L.A. Maddogs; Showtime Networks; Starcraft
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States September 27, 1998

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1999

Third telefilm in the "Rescuers" project of three films from Barwood Films and executive producers Barbra Streisand and Cis Corman.