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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ...
Luna
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Angel
Jutta Hoffmann ...
Marie
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Schwarz
Werner Schreyer ...
West
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Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz ...
Schneider
August Schmölzer ...
Gunther
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Nick
Peter Sattmann ...
Gold
Peter Rühring ...
Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner ...
Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren ...
Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck ...
Aufseherin 1 / Custodian #1
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Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws. Written by Antje

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They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

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Banditer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,358 (USA) (24 September 1999)

Gross:

$24,187 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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When Emma is holding West hostage outside of the bar, she pulls back the hammer on her gun. In the next shot, the hammer is at ease. See more »

Connections

References The Commitments (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Allright
Vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai) / Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Lyrics by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Music by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz)
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this is a gem
6 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

There have been many movies about people escaping from jail, but few (maybe none) are like "Bandits". It focuses on a group of disgruntled young women in a German prison. When they get a chance to play outside the prison, they naturally use that chance to escape. But that's where the movie takes a surprise turn. The become the most popular band in the country.

It's a really funny movie (yes, the Germans can be funny). I particularly liked some of the things that they said while packing airplane utensils, and just the way that one of the women had a sarcastic attitude and chose to go around bending the rules just a little. A modern classic.


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