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Rubber Tarzan (1981)

Gummi-Tarzan (original title)
Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Svanbjerg Alex Svanbjerg ... Ivan Olsen
Otto Brandenburg Otto Brandenburg ... Ole, the crane driver
Peter Schrøder Peter Schrøder ... Ivan's father
Susanne Heinrich Susanne Heinrich ... Ivan's mother
Jens Okking ... Gymnastiklærer
Kjeld Løfting Kjeld Løfting ... Klasselærer
Terese Damsholt Terese Damsholt ... Lærer
Hardy Rafn Hardy Rafn ... Havneboss
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ... Hundedame
Lone Kellerman Lone Kellerman ... Kassedame
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Elevatormand
Hans Kragh-Jacobsen Hans Kragh-Jacobsen ... Edb-chef
Bent Warburg Bent Warburg ... Arbejdsmand
Søren Søgreni Søren Søgreni ... Tarzan
Helle Ryslinge Helle Ryslinge ... Jane
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Storyline

Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on daydreaming until he meets a kind of kindred spirit - the friendly and lonely crane driver Ole. Written by Jorn100580

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

16 October 1981 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Rubber Tarzan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metronome Productions See more »
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Trivia

Dan Lausten, the cinematographer of the film is now a well known Oscar-nominated cinematographer in Hollywood. He previously worked on "The Shape of Water", winner of best motion picture of the year in 2018. See more »

Quotes

The crane driver: There is always something you're good at. You just have to figure out what it is.
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Referenced in Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (2012) See more »

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Childhood memories.
11 February 2007 | by layna1@hotmail.comSee all my reviews

This movie bring lots of memories to me. I use to watch this movie every time my cousin would come to my house. He was a fan of that movie. I think I still have it somewhere in my stuff. The story is simple... A little weak boy,who's having a bad time in school and at home find a friend into a crane driver. He's told that one of the container can makes your dream almost come true. Anyway...Funny parts in the movie and sad ones too. Worth to see. It's a kid movie but also good for adult since it's also a drama etc... The movie is Danish and I never really seen the actors anywhere after. I must say that I'm from Canada so I didn't see lots of Danish movies but still the movie was well done and showed what it needed too.


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