<article> <figure> <img src="http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w780/8ODBXiIQqO5IGhBtjD8QyEr7CUX.jpg" title='Little Dieter Needs to Fly' alt='Little Dieter Needs to Fly'/> </figure> <h1>Little Dieter Needs to Fly</h1> <p>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?</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 80</summary> <summary>Release date: 1997-12-01</summary></details> </article>