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Achtung, fertig, Charlie! (2003)

In a Swiss church, Antonio Carrera is getting married to the pretty daughter of an Italian Mafioso, as army police marches in and takes him to the compulsory Swiss military school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Koch ...
Antonio Carrera
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Michelle Bluntschi
Myriam Aegerter ...
Laura Moretti (as Mia Aegerter)
Marco Rima ...
Hauptmann Franz Reiker
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Korporal Weiss
Max Rüdlinger ...
Divisionär
Nicolas Steiner ...
Rekrut Schlönz
Kaya Inan ...
Rekrut Weber
Màrio Almer ...
Rekrut Schaffner
Mike Müller ...
Paolo
Lukas Frey ...
Rekrut Gmür
Pascal Nussbaumer ...
Rekrut Furgler
Jean Vocat ...
Rekrut Lombard
Max Sartore ...
Grenadier Cpl. Hinkel
Laila Nielsen ...
Billie
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In a Swiss church, Antonio Carrera is getting married to the pretty daughter of an Italian Mafioso, as army police marches in and takes him to the compulsory Swiss military school.

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The "Original" Swiss Army Comedy See more »

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13 May 2004 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Ready, Steady, Charlie!  »

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$654,418 (Switzerland) (19 September 2003)
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this flick is a travesty!
19 March 2004 | by (möhlin, switzerland) – See all my reviews

This film is so bad, you can't imagine. The acting is terrible, even worse than in third class soap operas. An it is a shame that this movie was the most successful in the past 20 years in Switzerland. The interactions between the soldiers didn't make any sense at all. The story could have been taken out from a bravo photo-story, the dialogues were as wooden as Treebeard and the plot holes were bigger than the black hole in the middle of our galaxy. But nowadays it doesn't need much to satisfy the audience. The actors were handsome for example the former Miss Switzerland and the main character was even hung (woah!!) and there certainly was much abuse of drugs. That's real cool man! Particularly for 12 and 13 year old teens. But the media created an atmosphere in witch you was not allowed to reject the film because they manipulated the peer group dynamics by telling implicitly that you are a nerd if you don't go along with the other `sheep' and say.yes that is exactly what it was like when I was in the army/ that's exactly what I'm going to do when I must go to the army.. to every cheesy action that had to do with drugs and coolness. And don't think I like the army. I was there and I hated it but this film is worse than cleaning up the sticky toilet with a teeth brush (which I was forced to do because I offended an lieutenant) It is not necessary for every film to be sophisticated. Sometimes you only want to be entertained for a few hours and forget about problems and I think its not a bad thing. But this kind of films influence teenagers to much by showing them a cool lifestyle which in fact is only stupid and turns them into brainless ignorant and egocentric idiots. But since I now that my opinion isn't very popular I will be quiet now and recommend you to avoid this terrible flick at any costs and for that to save your wits!

2/10

(sorry for my bad English)


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