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Straight Shooter (1999)

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After his daughter died of cancer, former French foreign legionnaire "Straight Shooter" alias Volker Bretz threatens those who financed, built, favoured and now work the nuclear power plant... See full summary »

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Frank Hector
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Volker Bretz
Katja Flint ...
Regina Toelle
Hannelore Hoger ...
Lena Hoelldobler
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Markus Paufler
Jürgen Schornagel ...
Andreas Berndt
Bernhard Bettermann ...
Ingolf Pasternak
Maximillian Beckmann ...
Patrick Toelle
Bianca Brad ...
Frau Bretz
Georg Blumreiter ...
Bösken
Klaus Czizek ...
Jonathan Gettmann
Walter Gontermann ...
Ohtz
Holger von Hartlieb ...
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Stefan Hunstein ...
Tom Tom
Nadine Klante ...
Frau in Cafeteria / Woman in Cafeteria
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After his daughter died of cancer, former French foreign legionnaire "Straight Shooter" alias Volker Bretz threatens those who financed, built, favoured and now work the nuclear power plant Atar II to kill one of them each day until the plant is shut down. His former drill sergeant, Frank Hector, who now owns several night clubs and brothels, is the only one who might be able to stop the maniac killing specialist. Frank is flown in instantly, but soon has to find out that his former comrade's actions might be a result from an event long ago. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Surprisingly entertaining german thriller
8 July 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Surprise, surprise. It seems as if with Thomas Bohn there is a german writer/director to watch. The movie may have some flaws and inconsistencies, but looking at lots of terrible other german movies, this is a real milestone. Usually german movies are not that entertaining, look at another failed attempt to create a thriller, Dominik Graf´s "Die Sieger", which more and more became a kind of drama during it´s running time. This one has a cool look, great cinematography and editing, and fine actors like Dennis Hopper, Heino Ferch (who really looks like Bruce Willis) and Katja Flint. Some points of the story are not very believable, but still this is the only german thriller that has a professional look and feel and thats a lot more than most of the german movies have.


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