MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,358 this week

Jailbirds (1996)
"Männerpension" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,380 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 4 critic

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

Director:

(as D.W. Buck)

Writers:

, (as D.W. Buck)
0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 895 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Jailbirds" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jailbirds (1996)

Jailbirds (1996) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jailbirds.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Manta, Manta (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Wolfgang Büld
Stars: Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland, Stefan Gebelhoff
Die Halbstarken (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Urs Egger
Stars: Til Schweiger, Sandra Speichert, Roman Knizka
Berlin Blues (2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two brothers both of which can neither read nor write making their way across Germany in order to claim to their inheritance. On their way they meet Viktor, a deserted soldier of the sowjet... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Joachim Król, Horst Krause, Konstantin Kotljarov
Body Armour (2007)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A burned-out bodyguard is hired to protect the man he hates the most: an international assassin who destroyed his career and ruined his life. Forced to put his personal feelings on hold, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Lively
Stars: Til Schweiger, Chazz Palminteri, Lluís Homar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Bibi Blocksberg is a girl with special powers: she is a witch. With her best friend Tina brings her summer holidays at the riding school. Together the girls are riding every day. But this ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Lina Larissa Strahl, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Louis Held
Tough Enough (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Miriam splits up with her wealthy lover, she and her 15-year-old son Michael have to move from posh Zehlendorf to run-down Berlin-Neukölln. The boy finds friends in his new ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: David Kross, Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen, Erhan Emre
A Girl Called Rosemary (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Bernd Eichinger
Stars: Nina Hoss, Heiner Lauterbach, Mathieu Carrière
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thiss drama focuses on three very different brothers, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Martin Weiß, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup
Wo ist Fred? (2006)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In order to catch a basketball from the favorite team of his girlfriend's spoiled son, Fred poses as a numb, wheelchair-bound fan. But when he catches the ball, he also catches the ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul
Stars: Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Christoph Maria Herbst
Action | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jahn
Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke
Magicians (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A con-man and a wannabe professional magician team up with a waitress and an old professional on their way to Vegas.

Director: James Merendino
Stars: Til Schweiger, Claire Forlani, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Detlev Buck ...
...
...
Maren Krummsieg
Gideon Singer ...
Leander Haußmann ...
Ignaz Kirchner ...
Eckhard Theophil ...
Steffen Scheumann ...
Stotterlarry (as Steffen Schult)
...
Thomas Kaisz ...
Ufo
Christof Wackernagel ...
Michael Klobe ...
Peter Rappenglück ...
Errol Shaker ...
Edit

Storyline

Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Kanckis 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 vorlaeufig ein Ende. Written by Axel Wittrowsky <axel.wittrowsky@protel.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakom murarna  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofs Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand By Your Man
Performed by Heike Makatsch
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Jailbirds (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?