Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

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Bertie
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Uschi
Stefan Gebelhoff ...
Gerd
Lena Sabine Berg ...
Florentine (as Sabine Berg)
Michael Kessler ...
Klausi
Nadja Naidenow ...
Angie
Ömer Simsek ...
Hakan
Beatrice Manowski ...
Sabine
Martin Armknecht ...
Axel
Karin Johnson ...
Freundin Axel
Uwe Fellensiek ...
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Herr Ecker
Jockel Tschiersch ...
Radio-DJ
Olaf Ploetz ...
Vorsitzender Taubenverein
Liz Becker ...
Berties Mutter
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Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

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Der Film, auf den die Nation wartet!

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3 October 1991 (Germany)  »

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Racin' in the Street  »

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Trivia

Both "Manta, Manta" as well as "Manta - Der Film (1991)" were cash-ins on the then-popular "Opel Manta"-jokes. See more »

Goofs

When Berti drives a race against a VW Golf, both drivers pull the handbrake and press the pedal to burn some rubber. This is not possible, because the Opel Manta is a rear wheel driven model, and the handbrake also brakes the rear wheels. See more »

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simplistic or is there more to it?
17 January 2002 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

This film is probably only worth watching if you're from Western Europe. If you're not from there you miss the main point of the movie, portraying and maybe even exaggerating stereotypes.

The car the movie's title refers to, the infamous Opel Manta, is a car that has achieved cult status in Germany and is according to the general opinion mostly driven by 'socially unadjusted' people. Then again, if you look at the movie in a deeper perspective it might have a little more to it. You could see it as a movie about people with ambitions, (the mechanic that goes to university), setting your priorities straight (the main character that decides not to enter the race when he hears his girlfriend is pregnant) or about character (the 'loser' type that wins the final race).


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