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Echte Kerle
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Release Date:
30 May 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Wer ein Auto klaut, hat die Polizei am Hals. Oder im Bett. Oder beides.
Plot:
Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Christoph M. Ohrt ... Christoph Schwenk
Carin C. Tietze ... Helen

Tim Bergmann ... Edgar
Oliver Stokowski ... Mike
Rudolf Kowalski ... Kallenbach
Dieter Brandecker ... Deichsel
Daniela Ziegler ... Iris
Ina Weisse ... Karin

Andreas Pietschmann ... Marco
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ... Mofafahrer (Motorbike Driver)
Edgar M. Böhlke (as Edgar M. Boehlke)
Antonio Putignano ... Pizzabote (Pizza Deliverer)
Martin Ankermann ... Herr Tanner
Karina Marmann ... Ursula
Philipp Seiser ... Anton
Jan Reichert
Luka Zigic
Siegfried Herold
Martin Fuchs
Manuela Riva
Camillo D'Ancona
Pietro Bertino
Hans Freidhof
Ralf Albert
Christoph Boland
Momme Mommsen
Abou Lagraa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Arndt ... 1. Polizist (uncredited)

Directed by
Rolf Silber 
 
Writing credits
Rolf Silber  and
Rudolf Bergmann 

Produced by
Gerd Huber .... producer
Silvia Koller .... producer
Jochen Löscher .... producer
Renate Seefeldt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter W. Schmitt 
 
Cinematography by
Jürgen Herrmann 
 
Film Editing by
Inez Regnier 
 
Casting by
Sabine Schroth 
 
Production Design by
Agnette Schloesser 
 
Costume Design by
Christina Schnell 
 
Makeup Department
Horst Allert .... makeup artist
Delia Mündelein .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christine Jahn .... post-production supervisor
Annette Oswald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arno Drechsel .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sören Blüthgen .... foley recordist
Julian Müller-Scherz .... assistant sound mixer
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist
Max Rammler-Rogall .... sound mixer
Wolfgang Wirtz .... sound
 
Stunts
Siegfried Polap .... stunt double
Mac Steinmeier .... stunts: Stuntteam Steinmeier/Mohr
 
Music Department
Stefan Broedner .... music consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"Echte Kerle" - Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Edgar:The best love stories have sad endings.See more »
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References "Married with Children" (1987)See more »

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Interesting twists on familiar themes, 1 January 2004
Author: alsihler from Madison, Wisconsin

(Note: the movie was released in late 2003 in the USA on DVD with excellent subtitles.)

Despite being a sexist pig, the cop Chris Schwenk has likeable qualities -- it helps to be cute as well as off-balance, off-balance because he is bewildered to find himself living with a gay man (Edgar) with whom he may or may not have had drunken sex, and at the same time he's reluctantly drawn to a highly competent and attractive female colleague whom he resents and who (unnervingly) sees him for what he is and says so. Along the way there are varied opportunities for confusions and misunderstandings (it's a comedy, after all) that disconcert both the characters and the audience. No question Chris comes to be very fond of Edgar, for example, but the movie shrewdly makes it hard to tell how fond, and fond in what way -- and despite the fact that Edgar is somewhat mixed up in shady matters (is his garage really a chop-shop, as he jokingly claims? And what is a policeman to do about it?). All the principal characters are decidedly likeable, and even some of the minor ones such as Edgar's sophisticated and unflappable mother. The ending is a bit of a surprise, but a pleasant one, and upon reflection shouldn't be that much of a surprise anyhow (there are clues and hints sprinkled around, beforehand). By the way, there's frontal nudity (male) and naked men in a bed (and a bathtub) together, and a scene where Chris and Helen (the cop) are, well, doing what cops do (copulate -- har), but only a serious prude would be offended by any of it. A minor film without doubt, but droll and touching and well made.

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