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De schippers van de Kameleon (2003)

Young twin boys receive a boat of their own by a stroke of luck. It turns out to be very fast and they use their boat to help out their friends.

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Koen van der Donk ...
Jos van der Donk ...
Maarten Spanjer ...
Saar Koningsberger ...
Esther Bleeker
Joep Sertons ...
Dokter
Steven de Jong ...
Dominique van Vliet ...
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Mevrouw Bleeker
Peter Tuinman ...
Meneer Bleeker
Rense Westra ...
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Tim Zweije ...
Nozem 1
Wybe Bruinsma ...
Nozem 2
Hilly Harms ...
Oma de Jong
Sipke Jan Bousema ...
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Young twin boys receive a boat of their own by a stroke of luck. It turns out to be very fast and they use their boat to help out their friends.

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25 June 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

De kameleon  »

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$425,360 (Europe) (4 July 2003)
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When the car crashes in the storm, the driver is stuck under the steering wheel. The driver is saved by violently tearing it out. A couple of scenes later the car is brought back to the repairshop and the steeringwheel is back. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Kameleon (2001) See more »

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Could've been so sweet...
6 March 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Man, I loved the books of De Roos when I was young. So when they were going to translate them to the big screen, I wanted to see it. But it turned out to be so disappointing... First off, the books are about 4 friends, with the Klinkhamer twins as most important ones, but still... The two other friends are not mentioned at all (Louw) or only very shortly introduced (Kees)... maybe they come around in the second movie (which is scheduled this year). Secondly, there is no mention of hardly any girls in the book. It's quite a boyish experience, I admit... So how could there be a girl almost in the centre of the movie? I don't care if De Jong makes some changes, but this has got *nothing* to do with the books. Another point: how come the role of 'Gerben' being played by Spanjer? Sure, he's funny, but in the books Gerben is like 25 years old, Spanjer is 41... Going on, why does the neighbour has to die so violently? That never happened in the books... it's for children, for God's sake... Then the acting. Ironically, De Jong himself as the father is probably the best as boyish father. The twins... well... can't act. They're young I know, but it almost hurt my eyes how they played. The overacting from characters like the mayor or the officer didn't work as well... Finally, let's talk about the movie :). It's just a silly story about the boys getting their boat, chasing the 'nozems' (now try get a translation for that... ehm... wiseguys?). But that's ok, the movie was just about capturing the memories from when I was about 8-12 years old... but clearly it didn't. Stick more with the story, De Jong! 3/10.


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