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Remake This!

Why ''The Heroes of Telemark'' with Richard Harris and Kirk Douglas deserves a new telling

Remake ''The Heroes of Telemark''

Did you know that during WWII, the Third Reich was pretty far along in developing its own atomic bomb? It's true. And they would've gotten away with it if a band of Norwegian resistance fighters hadn't done what British and American forces failed to — blow up the Nazi factory that was creating one of the key components. This story was previously told in 1965's The Heroes of Telemark, starring Richard Harris and Kirk Douglas as members of the squad who skied in (yes, skied!) and saved the West from a nuclear attack. Put a couple of fresh faces in there — like Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard — time it to the next Winter Olympics, and rake in the gold.

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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