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Director: Hajo Gies
Stars: Götz George, Renan Demirkan, Rufus
Schimanski (1997–2013)
Crime
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A German TV series about Horst Schimanski, a spin-off from the popular TV crime series Tatort.

Stars: Götz George, Denise Virieux, Julian Weigend
Tatort (TV Series 1970)
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A long running German cop show where detectives work to solve a crime.

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Abwärts (1984)
Thriller
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It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday. But he doesn't know there are four men in the building. They use the lift but stay in it ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Götz George, Wolfgang Kieling, Renée Soutendijk
Comedy | Drama
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After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...

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An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.

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The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director: Helmut Dietl
Stars: Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Christiane Hörbiger
The Hunted (2003)
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An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

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Der Totmacher (1995)
Crime | Drama
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Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this ... See full summary »

Director: Romuald Karmakar
Stars: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch, Pierre Franckh
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Claudia Messner ...
Conny
Eberhard Feik ...
Wolfram Berger ...
Hocks
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Melting
Dieter Pfaff ...
Schäfer
Ralf Richter ...
Sandrowski
Klaus Lage ...
Koch
Annette Kreft ...
Empfangsdame
Gerry Jochum ...
Geschäftsführer (as Gerd Jochum)
Sünje Zittel ...
Punkerin
Martin May ...
17 jähriger Drogenabhängiger
Gabriele Ausböck ...
1. Peepshow-Mädchen
Claudia Gärtner ...
2. Peepshow-Mädchen
Verena Hauptmann ...
Mädchen Telefonzelle
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5 March 1987 (West Germany)  »

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The 1911 Tanner points at Schimanski bears all the markings of a blank firing gun. One can clearly see the "PTB" logo (German National Firing Proof House) and the "Cal. 9mm K" writing on the slide. See more »

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Spun-off from Tatort (1970) See more »

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A Change is Gonna Come
Performed by Tina Turner
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Missed opportunity
18 April 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Schimanski was such a successful character in the long running Tatort series that in the eighties he was granted two outings in the cinema. The adavantage was of course a much larger budget but with both films that didn't really translate into quality. They had the money to have Joe Cocker do the title song but had it written by third rate hacks (except for Klaus Lage) that make Dieter Bohlen sound like Mozart. Essentially, the weakest point of both films is the writing. Zabou doesn't really have much of a story but more an excuse for a string of car chases and fight scenes. Maybe the director should not have asked his brother to write the screenplay. It's preditable and a good writer would have certainly helped to make it more intelligent but as an action film it works fine particularly for German standards. The car chases are really well made but some of the fight scenes look extremely amateurish. All in all the film works surprinsingly well and provides good entertainment for 90 minutes. There are some very well made atmospheric shots of Duisburg and particvularly the location of the last scene is spectacular. However you can't help thinking that in a way it is a missed opportunity due to he sub standard writing which the later Schmanski episodes show. What they lack in action the make up interms of quality of the stories.


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