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11 January 1985 (USA) See more »
A neo-Nazi organization is recruiting in the 1980s, and two youths of high-school age join for similar reasons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent analysis of how gangs can become a child's family See more (6 total) »


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Directed by
Walter Bannert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Walter Bannert 
Erich A. Richter 

Produced by
Chris D. Nebe .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Hanus Polak 
Film Editing by
Walter Bannert 
Production Design by
Rudolf Czettel 
German Pizzinini 
Set Decoration by
Michael Plappert 
Costume Design by
Regina Amon 
Makeup Department
Renate Micheli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gebhard Zupan .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruth Blankenstein .... assistant director
Harry M. Scholz .... assistant director
Art Department
Sabine Gally .... props
Sound Department
Anton Amlacher .... assistant sound
Ekkehart Baumung .... sound
Kurt Schwarz .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kurt Fritz .... second assistant camera
Frederic-Gerard Kaczek .... assistant camera (as Frederic G. Kaczek)
Frederic-Gerard Kaczek .... focus puller
Hans-Jörg Kirchmeyer .... gaffer (as Hansjörg Kirchmeyer)

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Also Known As:
"Die Erben" - Austria (original title)
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France:97 min | USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Excellent analysis of how gangs can become a child's family, 11 June 2000
Author: iamaryan from United States

This was an excellent movie on how, due to lack of love and warmth in a home, a child can find love and respect in gangs, clubs, and other youth organizations. In this film, Thomas Fleigl is a poor student in school, driven to run away by a brutal and uncaring mother, who thinks she does right, but never shows love to Thomas or his brother. His father has let Thomas' mother run the home, a disaster in and of itself. The neo-Nazi 'dark' side is typical jewish influence. Not all Nazi youth groups were bad. This one is portrayed as evil. The anti-homosexual bent is real and nicely done. The ending is sad and not well done. The Germans are notorious for long scenes without dialogue which can be somewhat boring, as compared to the action-adventure and fast style of Hollywood. I highly recommend this film to any younger person old enough to handle the sex scenes and the Nazi propaganda.

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