Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1998)

Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords docudrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rainer Standke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Les Blank Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Glen Scantlebury Editor n/a 172 7000002
Joe Bini Editor n/a 172 7000003
Ekkehart Baumung Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Peter Zeitlinger Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Herb Golder Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Werner Herzog Director n/a 2 2000001
Werner Herzog Narrator Narration 120790 1000002
Werner Herzog Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lucki Stipetic Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Werner Herzog Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dieter Dengler Actor Himself 1 1000001
Dieter Dengler, growing up in bombed out, postwar Germany, dreamed of flying, of being a test pilot. He made his way, penniless, to America, where he joined the military in pursuit of his obsession to fly. Cut to Vietnam, where on his first mission, Dieter is shot down and captured by Vietcong guerrillas. The details of his incarceration, eventual escape and rescue are explored while some sections of the narrative are reenacted.