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Flußfahrt mit Huhn (1984)

Johanna doesn't think much about her Cousin Robert -- he seems to be rather a rascal. But when their parents go on a vacation, both children have to stay with their grandfather somewhere in... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Martinek Julia Martinek ... Johanna
David Hoppe David Hoppe ... Robert
Fedor Hoppe Fedor Hoppe ... Alex
Uwe Müller Uwe Müller ... Harald
Hans Beerhenke Hans Beerhenke ... Grandpa
Erika Skrotzki Erika Skrotzki ... Else
Barbara Stanek Barbara Stanek ... Eva
Andreas Mannkopff Andreas Mannkopff ... Heinz
Jockel List Jockel List ... Ulf
Julian Moscherosch Julian Moscherosch ... Peter
Rainer Friedrichsen Rainer Friedrichsen ... Lieutenant
Hildegard Wensch Hildegard Wensch ... Lisa
Marianne Molitor Marianne Molitor ... Mrs. Renken
Uta Radeke Uta Radeke ... Mother of Ulf
Peter Borch Peter Borch ... Farmer


Johanna doesn't think much about her Cousin Robert -- he seems to be rather a rascal. But when their parents go on a vacation, both children have to stay with their grandfather somewhere in Germany. Johanna finds out that Robert has different plans: He wants to discover a passage to the North Sea. And soon Johanna finds herself on a boat with three boys and a chicken called Gonzo, meeting all kinds of adventures on the river. Written by br-19

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Adventure | Family


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West Germany



Release Date:

16 November 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hen in a Boat See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Hoppe (Robert) and Julia Martinek (Johanna) had trouble in school, especially in maths and English. Therefore a trailer was set up near the filming locations, decorated with a sign "Schule" (school), where both of them had to spend several hours a week. See more »

Alternate Versions

Was edited into a TV-Series with 5 episodes in half-hour format in 1986, using scenes originally deleted to achieve the necessary episode length but also omitting a considerable number of scenes at the beginning (including Johanna's initial narration and introduction of her diary) to allow for the children to embark in the first episode. This resulted in the first DVD release (which used old broadcast tapes as master) accidentally missing the omitted scenes as well. See more »

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80s nostalgia... worth seeing!
22 January 2005 | by br-19See all my reviews

I've just seen this film on a festival, and having grown up in the Eighties, I enjoyed it a lot. (And I wonder whether it gets screened a lot these days, encouraging children to found secret pirate clubs, run away and have adventures...) Those were the days: running around without safety helmets and mobile phones, climbing trees, and even catching live chicken --! Well, that's about it in the action department, and that's why the movie depicts a great and believable children's adventure. The young (and especially the elderly) actors did a very endearing performance, and the story unfolds without hectic and really engaging.

Maybe a bit too long for real children, but worth seeing!

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