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The Cat (1988)

Die Katze (original title)
Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realise is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Probek
Gudrun Landgrebe ...
Jutta Ehser
Joachim Kemmer ...
Voss
Heinz Hoenig ...
Junghein
Ralf Richter ...
Britz
Ulrich Gebauer ...
Ehser
Sabine Kaack ...
Irma
Iris Disse ...
Gudrun
Erich Will ...
Feldhaus
Heinrich Schafmeister ...
Otten
Uli Krohm ...
Kramer
Claus-Dieter Reents ...
Ruecker
Bernd Hoffmann ...
Mattusch
Walter Gontermann ...
Kern
Josef Millo ...
Waiter
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Two small time criminals (Junghein and Britz) try to rob a bank in Dusseldorf and things go awry. They decide to take the bank clerks as hostages for 3 million German marks as ransom. The police try to trick them, until they realise that the real criminal mastermind is outside the bank controlling the whole show. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Götz George als Profikiller

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21 January 1988 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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The opening credits end with: "für Lena". See more »

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First We Take Manhattan
Written by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Jennifer Warnes
From the album "Famous Blue Raincoat" (1987)
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Great crime drama is worth searching out
26 May 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Bank robbery movie from Germany is hailed by some as the best of the genre, while I wouldn't go that far I would have to say its a damn good film worth your time and popcorn.

The basic plot is simple, two guys rob a bank, however it quickly turns into something much more complicated as the police show up and the real brains behind the robbery proves to be outside the bank controlling events.

The film begins and I was struck by the sense that this was going to be a piece of Euro-sleaze, however it wasn't long before the film had grabbed me and pulled me into its web of tension. You're never really sure where this thing is going or what the ultimate plan or outcome is going to be. Its nice to see a movie that completely surprises you from start to finish.

This is a small missed placed gem to try and find

(FYI: The print I saw was titled: Lives of a Cat and was dubbed in to English and had Japanese subtitles)


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