Schindler's List (1993)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.


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Cast & Crew

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Steven Spielberg


Thomas Keneally (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)

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3 May 2002 | crawdidd424
| Amazing!
This Movie was sensational. It was a piece of art along with being informational. It told people about the holocaust, and it also told people about the human spirit. It shows how people can just triumph over anything with just some help from one person The things that Spielberg did with the movie was incredible too. The black and white was genius, and how he had the little girl in red and the fire was phenuminal. I have never seen anything like it, Schindler's List is beyond all words.

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In a television interview with Larry King on Larry King Live (1985), Dustin Hoffman claimed that he was originally offered the role of Itzhak Stern by Steven Spielberg, and accepted it, but was quoted in the media as declining the part, due to a mix-up in communication between his agent and Spielberg. However, he praised Sir Ben Kingsley's performance of Itzhak Stern as "a marvelous job".


Krakow registrar: Name?


During the clearing of the Krakow ghetto, a SS soldier berates another soldier for shooting the boy he was dragging back to the assembly area. This soldier repeatedly mispronounces the verb "schiessen" (to shoot) with an "i" sound instead of the correct "e", making it sound like he is using the verb "scheissen" (to defecate).

Crazy Credits

The theatrical version juxtaposed images from the film of the actors portraying certain identified "Schindler Jews" as each actual person placed a stone on Schindler's grave. The VHS version does not use this device, showing only the actual persons, credited by name.

Alternate Versions

In an unprecedented move, when this film was broadcast on US television by NBC in 1997, it was, at Steven Spielberg's insistence, shown nearly uncensored (a sex scene was slightly edited) with all violence and nudity intact. It was the first program to air with the then new "TV-M" (now "TV-MA") rating. See also: Saving Private Ryan (1998).


La Capricieuse Opus 17
Composed by
Edward Elgar
Arranged by Jascha Heifetz
Performed by Itzhak Perlman on Violin and Sam Sanders on Piano
Courtesy of EMI Classics
Under license from CEMA Special Markets


Plot Summary

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Biography | Drama | History


Release Date:

4 February 1994


English, Hebrew, German, Polish, Latin

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Józefa, Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$656,636 19 December 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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