Der lange Ritt zur Schule (1982)

A young boy fantasizes his way to school into a battle between cowboys and Indians, where the bad guys want to steal some gold medals. Real events and fantasy interacts in his mind.


Rolf Losansky


Gerhard Holtz-Baumert (novel), Gisela Karau (scenario) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Träger Frank Träger ... Alex Hoffmann
Iris Riffert Iris Riffert ... Maren Burmester
Klaus Piontek Klaus Piontek ... Direktor Duck
Barbara Schnitzler Barbara Schnitzler ... Lehrerin Schindler
Dieter Franke Dieter Franke ... Hausmeister Sander
Gojko Mitic ... Sportlehrer Geisel
Günter Schubert Günter Schubert ... Herr Hoffmann
Ellen Hellwig Ellen Hellwig ... Frau Hoffmann
Fritz Marquardt Fritz Marquardt ... Pferdekrüger
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Bullenjack
Rolf Hoppe ... Trapper
Bruno Carstens Bruno Carstens ... Pförtner
Heidrun Welskop Heidrun Welskop ... FDJ-Vertreterin (as Heidi Welskop)
Harald Warmbrunn Harald Warmbrunn ... Verkehrspolizist
Sabine Unger Sabine Unger ... Röntgenschwester


Alex is a bright, but dreamy boy. At a school meeting he is reprimanded by the principal for coming too late to school on too many occasions. His achievements in sports are not mentioned and this annoys him. His sports teacher puts all his hopes on Alex as he is the school's biggest hope to winning the gold medal at the next inter-school tournament. The next morning Alex leaves for school, together with his friend Maren. Although he leaves the house on time he soon get's distracted as there is so much to see on the way to the school. There is, for example, the horse keeper. A nice old man who is driving with his old horse and the carriage. And he meets the pupils of the other school that participates in the tournament. In his fantasy, his bike becomes a horse and the bad guys want to steal the gold (medals). In his quest to thwart the robbing, his American-Indian blood brother Red Milan is there to assist. Written by Holger Burghardt

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East Germany



Release Date:

26 January 1984 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Az aranyrablók üldözője See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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