The Wave (1981, USA) C-46m. n/r D: Alexander Grasshoff. Starring Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran, Jamie Rose, Michael Pasternak. Made-for-TV adaptation of the educational book by Morton Rhue about a high school history teacher who finds it difficult to explain the Nazi phenomenon to his students and proceeds to make an experiment. The students learn 'Strength through discipline' and become followers of 'The Wave', a symbol much like Hitler's swastika. Well-acted, especially by Davison, but still seems slightly pretentious. The score overdoes it at times. Worth a watch for those who read the book. It was remade in Germany in 2008 as DIE WELLE.

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