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Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai. Meanwhile, Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films, and Obergruppenführer ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexa Davalos ... Juliana Crain
Rupert Evans ... Frank Frink
Luke Kleintank ... Joe Blake
DJ Qualls ... Ed McCarthy
Joel de la Fuente ... Inspector Kido
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Nobusuke Tagomi
Rufus Sewell ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
Carsten Norgaard ... Rudolph Wegener
Rick Worthy ... Lem Washington
Bernhard Forcher ... Ambassador Hugo Reiss
Geoffrey Blake ... Doc Meyer
Arnold Chun ... Kotomichi
Jack Kehler ... Harlan Wyndam Matson
Hank Harris ... Randall
Steve Byers ... Lawrence Klemm


Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai. Meanwhile, Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films, and Obergruppenführer Smith is surprised by an unfortunate turn of events. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Big Light Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Thomas Smith is wearing an Americanized Nazi Youth Uniform. The design in the world of "The Man in the High Castle," is inspired by the historical Hitlerjugend uniform. The diamond shaped patch on his pocket with solid red above, red stripes below and a swastika at the center represents their motto "Blood and Honor." The armband is a junior version of the adult armband seen on all Nazi officers. Above the armband is his troop patch reading, "Long Island." Thomas also carries a small dagger that Obergruppenfuehrer Smith wore in the pilot as he is trying his best to emulate his father. See more »


Theres's a part when Inspector Kido asks Frank Frink if he knows what "Zyklon D" is. Well, that's an error... There's no "Zyklon D". The one that really exists is called Zyklon B. See more »


Juliana Crain: Couldn't sleep?
Joe Blake: No.
Juliana Crain: Me neither.
Joe Blake: Is the room okay?
Juliana Crain: I'm gonna find a way to pay you back.
Joe Blake: Don't worry about it.
Joe Blake: Feel like a drive?
Juliana Crain: Where to?
Joe Blake: Suspicious, aren't you?
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "The characters and incidents portrayed are entirely fictional" in the closing credits of every episode is also shown in German and Japanese translations. See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


Performed by Hachidai Nakamura and Rokusuke El
Written by Hachidai Nakamura and Rokusuke El
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Brake Check
8 August 2017 | by mbloydSee all my reviews

Sunrise falls victim to a common issue with second episodes: much of the air time is devoted to reinforcing concepts from the pilot. It also cracks under the pressure of having to set expectations for the seasons pace and momentum. The momentum of the pilot, with Joe and Juliana moving toward their shared goal, stalls somewhat with them now settled in Canon City. Like the pilot, Sunrise shines when the grim alternate reality is grounded in the every day familiarity of mid-century America. The family breakfast scene with Obergruppenfuhrer Smith is essentially Ozzie and Harriet with Nazi armbands. Smith, if not for the Nazi armbands, could pass as a cop or fireman. The moment is particularly disturbing due to the context. For this show to transition into a very good series, it must maintain this nauseous tone consistently.

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