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The American Soldier (1970)
"Der amerikanische Soldat" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  30 May 1975 (Denmark)
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Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Karl Scheydt ...
Ricky
Elga Sorbas ...
Rosa von Praunheim
Jan George ...
Jan
Hark Bohm ...
Doc
Marius Aicher ...
Polizist
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Zimmermädchen
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Zigeuner
Katrin Schaake ...
Magdalena Fuller
Ingrid Caven ...
Sängerin
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ...
Rickys Mutter
Kurt Raab ...
Rickys Bruder
Irm Hermann ...
Hure
Gustl Datz ...
Polizeipräsident
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Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects his old neighborhood with his childhood accomplice Franz Walsch, and pays a short visit to his mother and doting brother. When Ricky asks the hotel clerk for a girl, one of the cops sends his girlfriend Rosa. However, she falls for the killer. Written by Will Gilbert

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Ricky: W as in war, A as in Alamo, L as in Lenin, S as in science fiction, C as in crime, and H as in Hell.
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With My Tears
Performed by Ingrid Caven.
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great parody of suppressed german culture
29 June 2003 | by (vancouver island) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny attempt by the director to deal with the "klischee"( german spelling) of the american man, or at least how the proletarian german man is looking across the atlantic. All americans are good in bed? goodlooking? violent and yet cool? Why is there a need to put ketchup on a shot person's shirt? Would you really believe then that somebody was actually killed? I agree with other viewers that this not a movie that could be considered enjoyable at all times, but it beats movies like "the patriot" or "frida" any time, because it doesn't take itself serious. And that in itself is exactly the director's criticism of american culture ( what an abuse of the word culture!) and their consistant effort to tell you everything is allright and we are the good guys. Here, have another Diet coke, or would you like a Big Mac with your Whitney Houston?


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