6.5/10
550
2 user 9 critic

Heavyweights (2006)

Schwere Jungs (original title)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Stars: Markus Krojer, Fritz Karl, Jürgen Tonkel
Crazy (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
Stars: Robert Stadlober, Tom Schilling, Oona-Devi Liebich
Sun Alley (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober
The Edukators (2004)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When their little supermarket is threatened by bankruptcy, three shop assistants in rural Bavaria start their own phone sex line.

Director: Markus Goller
Stars: Gisela Schneeberger, Bettina Mittendorfer, Rosalie Thomass
Der Wixxer (2004)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A mysterious serial killer is shocking the underworld. Scotland Yard is investigating the case. Clues lead the detectives to Blackwhite Castle.

Director: Tobi Baumann
Stars: Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Thomas Fritsch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A look at a Bavarian commune of the Indian Bhagwan cult.

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Stars: Amber Bongard, Bela Baumann, Petra Schmidt-Schaller
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The last three weeks of school life have begun: After the Abitur, Germany's leaving certificate, the friends and schoolmates of Gymnasium Kerkheim (Kerkheim High) will not see each other ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Petry
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jasmin Schwiers, Niels-Bruno Schmidt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Based on Tommy Jaud's bestselling novel, this comedy focuses on a dispassionate clerk and his set-backs in life. 29-year-old Simon works in a phone shop, but his thoughts just circle around... See full summary »

Director: Tobi Baumann
Stars: Oliver Pocher, Oliver Fleischer, Ellenie Salvo González
Action | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Broesel has to make a Werner animation film but right now he has no real ideas for new stories. Thus he simply draws some stories from Werner's youth.

Directors: Gerhard Hahn, Niki List, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Klaus Büchner, Andi Feldmann, Kulle Westphal
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

'Die you pig!'. The words are emblazoned on the wall of the home of school principal Höpfl for all the people of the village to see. And soon after, this very man is found lying dead as a ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Herzog
Stars: Stefan Betz, Sebastian Bezzel, Nadeshda Brennicke
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ed Herzog
Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Daniel Christensen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Bezzel ...
...
Franzl (as Michael Grimm)
...
...
Nicholas Ofczarek ...
Daniel Zillmann ...
Andreas Harwarth ...
Stefan Betz ...
Lisa Potthoff ...
Gerdi (as Lisa Maria Potthoff)
Liane Forestieri ...
...
Barbara Bauer ...
Denise Zich ...
Bastian Pastewka ...
...
Delegationsleiter
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Heavyweights  »

Box Office

Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the true story of two German bobsledders, surprisingly winning the two-man and four-man competition at the 1952 Winter Olympics. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This one made biographical comedy my favorite genre!
3 April 2010 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Winter Olimpics of 1952 was the first international event in which Germany participated after the World War II. It was a great opportunity to symbolically restore the friendly relations between Germany and other nations. However, the emissaries of this consent were the bobsleigh teams formed of men who hated one another from early childhood, had very bad manners and certain family problems that they happened to bring along.

Though the first half of the movie is slightly boring, from the point when our heroes arrive at Oslo the real comedy starts with a variety of misunderstandings and embarrassing situations.

It's probably not a very faithful representation of how the real events looked like, but it's really enjoyable to watch the plot with some crazy twists and turns to be built on a real story. There is of course a message in the movie. It's not exactly about friendship, but definitely showing the value of agreeing to do something together against the odds for some greater cause.

And for sure I have never before and never after laughed so hard during an epilogue.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Heavyweights (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?