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Release Date:
28 February 1980 (Netherlands) See more »
Three young Dutch amateur dirt bike motorcycle racers each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hans van Tongeren ... Rien

Renée Soutendijk ... Fientje
Toon Agterberg ... Eef
Maarten Spanjer ... Hans
Marianne Boyer ... Maya
Peter Tuinman ... Jaap
Saskia van Basten-Batenburg ... Truus (as Saskia Ten Batenburg)
Yvonne Valkenburg ... Annette
Ab Abspoel ... Rien's vader (as Albert Abspoel)
Rudi Falkenhagen ... Hans' Vader
Hans Veerman ... Eef's vader
Ben Aerden ... Oude Homosexueel
Kitty Courbois ... Doctor
Margot Keune ... Meisje op bromfiets
Jonna Koster ... Gerrit's vrouw
Gees Linnebank ... Homosexueel
Hugo Metsers ... Hell's Angel
Peter Oosthoek ... Priester

Jeroen Krabbé ... Frans Henkhof

Rutger Hauer ... Gerrit Witkamp
Eric Beekes (as Erik Beekes)
Theu Boermans
Truus Dekker
Ursul de Geer
Bruni Heinke ... Moeder in auto
Hans Holtkamp
Jan Hopmann (as Jan Hopman)
Henk van Houten
Juanita Landbrug
Loes Luca
Johan Simons
Coby Timp
Herman Vinck ... Chauffeur
Mike West
Dick Molenaar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen de Thouars ... Vrouw bij gebedsgenezer (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
Writing credits
Gerard Soeteman (scenario)

Jan Wolkers  uncredited

Produced by
Joop van den Ende .... producer
Original Music by
Ton Scherpenzeel 
Cinematography by
Jost Vacano 
Film Editing by
Ine Schenkkan 
Casting by
Hans Kemna 
Production Design by
Benedict Schillemans 
Art Direction by
Peter Jasnai 
Benedict Schillemans  (as Dick Schillemans)
Costume Design by
Yan Tax 
Makeup Department
Iduna Beenken .... makeup artist
Pascale Kellen .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jos van der Linden .... production manager
Gijs Versluys .... production manager (as Gysbert Versluys)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jindra Markus .... second unit director
Art Department
Bert Billing .... construction crew
Paul Kluyskens .... construction coordinator
Jan Maritius .... property master
Mik Moody .... construction crew
Willem Neuteboom .... property master
Noortje Thijs .... construction crew
Rob Thijs .... construction crew
Jaap Volkers .... construction crew
Sound Department
Ina Berlet .... sound editor
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects editor (as Walter Kramsky)
Mel Kutbay .... sound effects editor
Marc Nolens .... assistant sound recordist
Tanja Schmidbauer .... sound
Jan Schuurman .... sound engineer
Hans-Dieter Schwarz .... sound mixer (as Dieter Schwarz)
Math van Duurling .... sound
Juri Voogd .... assistant sound recordist
Wim Wolfs .... dubbing
Special Effects by
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator (as Dicky Beer)
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Brinkman .... camera: second unit
Ineke Houtman .... assistant camera
Ineke Houtman .... clapper loader
Kees Kroese .... lighting technician
Cor Roodhart .... lighting technician
Sabina Sarnitz .... still photographer
Hugo Van Baren .... key grip
Jeff van Wijnkoop .... lighting technician
Wolfgang Vortkamp .... first assistant camera
Lex Wertwijn .... lighting technician
Erik Zuyderhoff .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mieke Lauwers .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Saskia Kouwenberg .... assistant editor
Marc Nolens .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jindra Markus .... location manager
Music Department
Penney de Jager .... musical choreographer
Other crew
Fransje Bannenberg .... assistant production manager
Mieke Droog .... administrator
May Gelderman .... production secretary
Jaap Jongkind .... motorcycles
Hans Kemna .... assistant to director
Nicky Kluyskens .... caterer
Saskia Kouwenberg .... continuity
Muike Leeuwenberg .... production assistant
Jindra Markus .... production coordinator
Emjay Rechsteiner .... curator
Henk Seppenwolde .... stand-in: Maarten Spanjer
Andre Sjouerman .... production assistant
Wieger van Aalderen .... fanclub leader
An van den Ende .... accountant
Rob Van Groningen .... production assistant
Marianne van Wijnkoop .... assistant to producer
Dick Vandermeyden .... poster designer
Ineke Werneri .... caterer
Jolise Werneri .... caterer
Gerrit Wolsink .... stand-in: Rutger Hauer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:R | Finland:K-16 (1995) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) (1981) | Norway:18 (cut) (1983) | Portugal:M/18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (uncut) (2004) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | West Germany:18 (original rating) (1980)

Did You Know?

The first version of the screenplay was rejected by a Dutch movie foundation for being too vulgar. The script was re-written and funding was obtained, but in reality, Paul Verhoeven simply used the original screenplay as shooting script.See more »
Continuity: During the first bike race which Hans (Maarten Spanjer) loses because his bike breaks down, he gets splattered with dirt/mud all over his white jersey. But when he is at the trailer getting food moments later, his jersey is free of mud and dirt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Dutch drama, 24 April 1999
Author: Tito-8 from North Bay, Ontario

While I wouldn't call this film anything great, it did manage to consistently keep me entertained and interested, and that usually isn't an easy task. The music stood out as a particularly effective part of the movie, as I often found it to be chilling. There were also a number of fascinating scenes in this movie, many of which would probably not be for all tastes. In fact, much like most Verhoeven films, this movie probably isn't for everybody, since it does get somewhat graphic at times. However, if you are a person who can handle the occasional disturbing image, then I would say that you should give this film a look.

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