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Little Dieter Needs to Fly

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19971h 20mOn: Free Services Fandor The Criterion Channel Tags: Prison War Country: France 

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?Little Dieter Needs to Fly featuring Dieter Dengler and Werner Herzog is streaming on Fandor, streaming with subscription on Shout! Factory TV (Via Prime Video), free on Shout! Factory TV, and 6 others. It's a biography and documentary movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (5,421 votes).

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Available to watch free online (Shout Factory TV & Tubi).

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Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Shout Factory TV & The Criterion Channel).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 1 other).

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#3,313 Ranked Movie

#16 Ranked in Movies on Shout Factory TV

#149 Ranked in Prison Movies

#222 Ranked in War Movies

Little Dieter Needs to Fly has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (5,421 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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