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Kamikaze 89 (1982)
"Kamikaze 1989" (original title)

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In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Polizeileutnant Jansen
Günther Kaufmann ...
Anton
Boy Gobert ...
Konzernchef
Arnold Marquis ...
Polizeipräsident
Richy Müller ...
Neffe
Nicole Heesters ...
Barbara
Brigitte Mira ...
Personaldirektorin
Jörg Holm ...
Vizepräsident
Hans Wyprächtiger ...
Zerling
Petra Jokisch ...
Elena
Andreas Mannkopff ...
Wechselschichtregisseur
Ute Koska ...
Polizeiärztin (as Ute Fitz-Koska)
Frank Ripploh ...
Gangster
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Polizist
Christoph Baumann ...
Kriminalpolizist
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In the near future where "the combine" controls television and news, a bomb threat brings super cop Jansen to the combine's headquarters. Nothing happens, but his boss gives him four days to solve the hoax. Odd things occur: on day one there's a murder at the combine; vague references to the combine's enemy, Krysmopompas, appear; the nephew of the combine's boss confesses to the bomb threat, although he didn't do it. Jansen stays focused, interviewing employees who received special awards (printed on the paper used for the bomb threat). Is he onto something big or was the bomb threat just a prank? And what is this 31st floor rumored hidden in the 30-story combine headquarters? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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16 July 1982 (West Germany)  »

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This was the final acting role for Rainer Werner Fassbinder. See more »

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The movie claims 27 September 1989 to be a Monday, but that day was a Wednesday. (The movie plays in 1989, as the title and a spoken intro make clear. The supposed explosion in the beginning of the movie was planned to take place on September 23, as Jansen points out. The chief of the police then urges Jansen to solve the case within for days, saying "until Monday afternoon", which would be September 27.) See more »

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Does it get any worse?
11 July 2006 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This must be one of the worst films I have ever seen! There is no beginning, no story, and no end! What on earth went through Nicole Heesters mind when she accepted that part, is beyond me. An otherwise brilliant actress has her biggest - an until now only - genuine fiasco.

If it shows anything, it's the mess in Fassbinders mind near the end of his life. So many cliché's, I'm surprised I watched it 'till the end. I suppose that's because of the clothes, which is an interesting study of the extremes of the time. I suppose you could also see inspector Jansen as a parody, which might make it a bit more bearable, but the storyline is still too thin to make it worth while.


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