'The Tunnel' reference to Eugene, Oregon

Just about the last place you might expect to see the name of the town you grew up in (at least if you’re from Eugene) would be in the subtitles of a German movie about one of the plots to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in 1961-62, but there it was in an early scene of Der Tunnel, as disabled Italian-American US Army vet Vittorio Castanza explains his rationale for helping East Germans get out to new escapee (and swimming champion) Harry Melchior.