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3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »
They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »
Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Now that's what I call a Band on the Run. See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katja Riemann ... Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Luna

Nicolette Krebitz ... Angel
Jutta Hoffmann ... Marie

Hannes Jaenicke ... Schwarz
Werner Schreyer ... West

Andrea Sawatzki ... Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz ... Schneider
August Schmölzer ... Gunther

Heio von Stetten ... 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
Sarah Camp ... Aufseherin 2 / Custodian #2
Vicki Schmatolla ... Etti
Erich Diercks ... Wilderer 1 / Poacher #1
Peter Weiß ... Wilderer 2 / Poacher #2
Joseph Hannesschläger ... Bayerischer Bauer / Bavarian Peasant (as Josef Hannesschläger)
Edeltraud Schubert ... Kellnerin / Waitress
Claudia Ahrens ... Sekretärin / Secretary
Hillmer Meyer ... Rezeptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elsa Hanewinkel ... Weiblicher Häftling (uncredited)

Directed by
Katja von Garnier 
Writing credits
Uwe Wilhelm  and
Katja von Garnier 

Ben Taylor (idea) and
Katja von Garnier (idea)

Produced by
Ewa Karlström .... co-producer
Harald Kügler .... producer
Elvira Senft .... producer
Molly von Fürstenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Udo Arndt 
Volker Griepenstroh 
Peter Weihe 
Cinematography by
Torsten Breuer 
Film Editing by
Hans Funck 
Casting by
Sabine Schroth 
Costume Design by
Claudia Bobsin 
Production Management
Andrea Oechsner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... assistant director (as Sebastian Fahr)
Hans Horn .... second unit director
Andrea Kapeller .... second assistant director
Art Department
Franz Bauer .... prop buyer
Susann Bieling .... set designer
Helmut Lippmann .... stand-by propman
Desiree Peton .... prop buyer
Sound Department
Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard .... dubbing editor
Magda Habernickel .... sound designer
Magda Habernickel .... sound editor
Michael Hinreiner .... sound designer
Michael Hinreiner .... sound
Michael Kranz .... sound mixer
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist
Annette Prey .... foley editor
Annette Prey .... room sound editor
Abi Schneider .... re-recording mixer
Peter Tichawsky .... assistant sound
Stephan Fandrych .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Martin Langenbach .... assistant to J. Poetzl (uncredited)
Hans R. Weiss .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Luppino .... special effects technician
Gerd Nefzer .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Rosenwanger .... opticals
Christian Singer .... visual effects
Alex Lemke .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
Jochen Schweizer .... bungee jump coordinator
Mac Steinmeier .... stunt coordinator: Munich
Mac Steinmeier .... stunts: Stuntteam Mac Steinmeier
Camera and Electrical Department
Anne Pfahler .... key grip
Dixie Schmiedle .... cinematographer: second unit
Thomas von Klier .... gaffer
Thomas von Klier .... still photographer
Olaf Wildenhaus .... assistant camera
Christoph Nickel .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Petra Polosek .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jörg Eybl .... color timer
Melania Singer .... assistant editor
Location Management
Dörte Brodesser .... location scout: Hamburg
Filip Hering .... first location manager
Marc Schölermann .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Udo Arndt .... music producer
Andreas Kirnberger .... music consultant
Vicki Schmatolla .... music coach
Transportation Department
Pepe Kristl .... production driver
Other crew
Marc Oliver Dreher .... assistant to producers
Caroline Fischer .... continuity
Pit Kuhlmann .... additional effects
Christian Singer .... title designer
Ben Taylor .... idea
Katja von Garnier .... idea
Norbert Maass .... sales manager: Bavaria Film International (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Sign 'o' the Times (1987)See more »
Crystal CowboySee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Now that's what I call a Band on the Run., 25 June 2001
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

Telling of a rock group of four imprisoned females who escape and enjoy overnight commercial musical success because of their notoriety, "Bandits" is not of the sexsational genre of B-flicks about women in prison commonplace in America. Instead it is a stylish, artfully shot sort of quasi-musical-drama-rock-video out of Germany with verve, solid music, a creative story, and a captivating screenplay. "Bandits", which received high marks from critics and viewers, is just real enough to get involved with while being just unreal enough to make rooting for the escapees easily rationalized. Love the ending. Worth a look for those into "girl power" and rock music.

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