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Ready, Steady, Charlie! (2003)
"Achtung, fertig, Charlie!" (original title)

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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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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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13 May 2004 (Russia)  »

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Ready, Steady, Charlie!  »

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Opening Weekend:

$654,418 (Switzerland) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$1,403,229 (Switzerland) (26 September 2003)
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Great comedy
18 August 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why the Swiss themselves seem to dislike the film. I work in the industry, and when saw this, I was very pleasantly surprised. I only understood the subtitles, as is the case for almost all foreign films with me, and this was by far one of the funniest.

So, I'm not really doing a fair comparison to Hollywood films. But if I was, I'd say it was somewhere between Eurotrip meets American pie in terms of quality and comedic value. In terms of Swiss films, its by the far the best and only Swiss film I've ever seen.

Its the closest I've ever been to the Swiss army, but from what I understand, its a joke. And this film makes a great parody of it. Plus there is a token romance in it, Romeo and Juliet style, very tense.


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