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Otto - Der Film (1985)

Otto, a young man from East-Frisia comes to the big city (Hamburg) to make his fortune. Most of all he is engaged with two problems: How can he impress Silvia, a rich young girl, and where ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Waalkes ...
Elisabeth Wiedemann ...
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Ernesto (as Sky Dumont)
Jessika Cardinahl ...
Silvia von Kohlen und Reibach
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Andreas Mannkopff ...
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Karl Lieffen ...
Floppmann
Tilly Lauenstein ...
Dame
Karl Schönböck ...
Bodo Fürst Marckbiss
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Helmut Hoffmann
Hannelore Paschier
Engelbert Feeken ...
(as Engelbart Feeken)
Eric Vaessen ...
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Otto, a young man from East-Frisia comes to the big city (Hamburg) to make his fortune. Most of all he is engaged with two problems: How can he impress Silvia, a rich young girl, and where does he get 9876,50 DM to pay off a loan shark? Written by Anonymous

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18 July 1985 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Otto - The Movie  »

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$5,760,272 (West Germany), 24 July 1985, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most successful German movie of all time with 14 million viewers. Another contender is Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) with 12 million viewers. Since records about viewer's attendance weren't kept in the GDR, the estimated number of 14 million viewers could be ambiguous. After all, Otto - Der Film (1985) had 11 million approved viewers in West Germany, making Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) technically more successful. See more »

Goofs

Before Otto signs the credit contract, Shark turns over the first page of it. In the next shot (from a different angle) he turns the page over again. See more »

Quotes

Shark: You shouldn't read the small print!
Otto: But, why not?
Shark: It's bad for your eyesight.
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Connections

Followed by Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus
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Performed by Comedian Harmonists
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King Otto
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Otto Waalkes is essentially the smallest common denominator of German humour, and a strange concoction: Waalkes himself a talented performer with a tendency to become irritating quickly if left without direction, constantly yodelling and grimacing with a Tourette syndrome - like permanence; on the other hand, much of his material was written by some of Germany's foremost satirists and poets such as Gernhardt, Knorr, Eilert.

His first feature movie shows Waalkes at his best by balancing his goofyness with a good story line, great actors and excellent camera work -- the kind of movie I enjoy watching time and again when I am in the mood for some light entertainment.

Unfortunately, most of Otto's other work is not really up to the standard he set with his first movie, especially the atrocious sequel "Otto, der neue Film".


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