Rubber Tarzan (1981)
"Gummi-Tarzan" (original title)

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Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Svanbjerg ...
Otto Brandenburg ...
Ole, the crane driver
Peter Schrøder ...
Ivan's father
Susanne Heinrich ...
Ivan's mother
Jens Okking ...
Kjeld Løfting ...
Terese Damsholt ...
Hardy Rafn ...
Kirsten Rolffes ...
Lone Kellerman ...
Ole Thestrup ...
Hans Kragh-Jacobsen ...
Bent Warburg ...
Søren Søgreni ...
Helle Ryslinge ...


Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on daydreaming until he meets a kind of kindred spirit - the friendly and lonely crane driver Ole. Written by Jorn100580

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16 October 1981 (Denmark)  »

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The crane driver: There is always something you're good at. You just have to figure out what it is.
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Remade as Ivan the Incredible (2012) See more »

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Childhood memories.
11 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie bring lots of memories to me. I use to watch this movie every time my cousin would come to my house. He was a fan of that movie. I think I still have it somewhere in my stuff. The story is simple... A little weak boy,who's having a bad time in school and at home find a friend into a crane driver. He's told that one of the container can makes your dream almost come true. Anyway...Funny parts in the movie and sad ones too. Worth to see. It's a kid movie but also good for adult since it's also a drama etc... The movie is Danish and I never really seen the actors anywhere after. I must say that I'm from Canada so I didn't see lots of Danish movies but still the movie was well done and showed what it needed too.

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