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Shining Through [DVD] [1992]

  • SKU: 14067573
  • Release Date: 01/11/2005
  • Rating: R
Kewpie-doll voiced Melanie Griffith does a sexed-up Nancy Drew turn in David Seltzer's adaptation of Susan Issacs' novel Shining Through. Set during World war II, Griffith plays Linda Voss, a spunky New York girl who applies for a job with international lawyer Ed Leland (Michael Douglas). Ed hires her immediately when he finds out that she speaks German fluently. The reason Ed is so interested in Linda's language skills is because Ed is an undercover OSS officer who needs a German translator. Their business relationship translates into love, but when America enters the war, Ed abandons his law practice to become a full-time spy. Utilizing Linda's charms, she travels to Berlin and infiltrates the Nazis as a domestic to try to discover information about "a bomb that can fly by itself." But Linda has personal as well as patriotic motives for agreeing to go undercover, since she has Jewish relatives in Berlin and wants to find out their whereabouts.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


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    Synopsis


    Shining Through
    Kewpie-doll voiced Melanie Griffith does a sexed-up Nancy Drew turn in David Seltzer's adaptation of Susan Issacs' novel Shining Through. Set during World war II, Griffith plays Linda Voss, a spunky New York girl who applies for a job with international lawyer Ed Leland (Michael Douglas). Ed hires her immediately when he finds out that she speaks German fluently. The reason Ed is so interested in Linda's language skills is because Ed is an undercover OSS officer who needs a German translator. Their business relationship translates into love, but when America enters the war, Ed abandons his law practice to become a full-time spy. Utilizing Linda's charms, she travels to Berlin and infiltrates the Nazis as a domestic to try to discover information about "a bomb that can fly by itself." But Linda has personal as well as patriotic motives for agreeing to go undercover, since she has Jewish relatives in Berlin and wants to find out their whereabouts. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Douglas
      Michael Douglas - Ed Leland
    • Melanie Griffith
      Melanie Griffith - Linda Voss
    • Liam Neeson
      Liam Neeson - Franze-Otto Dietrich
    • Joely Richardson
      Joely Richardson - Margrete Von Eberstien
    • John Gielgud
      John Gielgud - Sunflower



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      WWII movie

      Posted
      Challenged
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This movie combines suspense, romance, action, and humor in a WWII setting. I've shown this movie to a number of people and they all thoroughly enjoy it. It's definitely not the most realistic of plots but I still never get tired of watching it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Levaria

      I have enjoyed Shining Through since it came out on VCR. I am really happy that BestBuy makes it available for us to upgrade to DVD even when the movies we are looking for is no longer a new release. Thank you and keep it up! and this makes the minimum characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful love story

      Posted
      Amy7421

      It was a great semi historically correct love story. Michael Douglas as always hit it perfectly with his character.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      pretty good wwII thriller

      Posted
      onecuppickmeup
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      nicely told WWII movie, a little unconventional very nice

      I would recommend this to a friend



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