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Jailbirds (1996)

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Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind ... See full summary »

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(as D.W. Buck)

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Maren Krummsieg
Gideon Singer ...
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Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind sich in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Nun bringt Gerd dummerweise einen Barbesitzer um. Damit hat der Ausflug in die Freiheit vorläufig ein Ende. Written by Axel Wittrowsky <axel.wittrowsky@protel.de>

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1 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakom murarna  »

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1.66 : 1
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Spoofs Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Stand By Your Man
Performed by Heike Makatsch
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PROMISING START, BUT THEN.........
18 March 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This male chauvinist comedy starts promising refreshing, but as the story develops the viewer is confronted with a very trivial love story.

But Detlev Buck knows his metier and this film is far better (made) than the average German 90's comedy. Buck is supported by the very good cinematography of Idziak whose use of colour is excellent. Almost as a rule in 90's German cinema the music is no more than muzak.

Heike Makatsch almost steals the film.


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