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The Third Generation (1979)
"Die dritte Generation" (original title)

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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Baer ...
Rudolf Mann
Hark Bohm ...
Gerhard Gast
Margit Carstensen ...
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P. J. Lurz
Jürgen Draeger ...
Hans Vielhaber
Raúl Gimenez ...
Paul
Claus Holm ...
Opa Gast
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Franz Walsch
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Edgar Gast
Bulle Ogier ...
Hilde Krieger
Lilo Pempeit ...
Mutter Gast
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August
Y Sa Lo ...
Ilse Hoffmann
Vitus Zeplichal ...
Bernhard von Stein
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released in 1979, largely unavailable until 2004. International kapitalist PJ Lurz's secretary is a gang member, while her Polizeikommissar father-in-law/lover hired Lurz' corporate security force. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy | Crime

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9 September 1980 (USA)  »

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DEM 800,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A film projectionist in Hamburg was beaten unconscious while screening this film and a theater in Frankfurt was besiege by youths attempting to use acid to destroy the print. See more »

Quotes

Petra Vielhaber: I'd like to be called Michaela Angela Martinez.
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Crazy Credits

Eine Komödie in 6 Teilen / um Gesellschaftsspiele / voll Spannung, Erregung und Logik / Grausamkeit und Wahnsinn / ähnlich den Märchen / die man Kindern erzählt / ihr Leben zum Tod ertragen zu helfen. See more »

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Terrorism is a stupid joke
29 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This director thinks terrorism is a stupid joke. The third generation of terror here is a bunch of bored citizens who are dumb enough not to wonder who is giving out the money that pays for their guns. It's a quite scary and funny way to look at contemporary society and some of its extremely radical enemies. Some viewers might find it disturbing instead of hilarious.


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