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A rather a-social family, gets a chance to live in an upper-class neighborhood. As they are not accepted by the snobs living there, they get in all sorts of trouble.


Dick Maas


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelly Frijda Nelly Frijda ... Ma Flodder
Huub Stapel ... Johnnie
René van 't Hof René van 't Hof ... Zoon Kees
Tatjana Simic Tatjana Simic ... Dochter Kees
Horace Cohen ... Henkie
Nani Lehnhausen Nani Lehnhausen ... Toet
Jan-Willem Hees Jan-Willem Hees ... Opa (as Jan Willem Hees)
Boris Boris ... Whisky
Wodan Wodan ... Whisky
Lou Landré Lou Landré ... Maatschappelijk Werker
Apollonia van Ravenstein Apollonia van Ravenstein ... Yolanda Kruisman
Herbert Flack ... Wim Kruisman
Lettie Oosthoek Lettie Oosthoek ... Buurvrouw Neuteboom
Bert André Bert André ... Buurman Neuteboom
Gerrie van der Klei Gerrie van der Klei ... Buurvrouw Wijnberg


A rather a-social family, gets a chance to live in an upper-class neighborhood. As they are not accepted by the snobs living there, they get in all sorts of trouble.

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Release Date:

17 December 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A suttyó család See more »


Box Office


$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€794,000 (Netherlands), 18 December 1986, Limited Release
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First Floor Features See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Huub Stapel actually bleached his hair for the role of Johnny Flodder. See more »


While the Flodders are packing their stuff to move to Zonnedael there is a siren in the background. It cannot be from a Dutch police car or ambulance, since it is a gliding sound. Dutch police cars have 2 different tones and ambulances have 3 different tones in their sirens who are not glides. See more »


Autoverkoper: Sorry, Mr. Neuteboom, but the gentlemen...
Buurman Neuteboom: It is alright, Mr. Van Dijk.
JohnnieZoon Kees: [sit down]
Buurman Neuteboom: Good afternoon, gentlemen... what could I do for you?
Johnnie: We are after a car.
Zoon Kees: [points to the car they want to buy] The red one up there!
Buurman Neuteboom: [looks backward to the car] The BX Sport is a nice little car!
Johnnie: Yes, it seems to be for us, yeah!
[laughing a bit]
Buurman Neuteboom: As it is standing there, it is a bit rudimentary. What do you, gentlemen, think of someting additional? Light metal rims. Front and rear spoilers. Head rests. Sports ...
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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.5 (2015) See more »

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crude humor, but entertaining
13 August 2007 | by hderksenSee all my reviews

An anti-social family moves, because of a ridiculous government experiment, into an upper class neighborhood. The neighbors do not except the "Flodders" in their neighborhood. Most of the jokes are about the inappropriate behavior of the Flodders and about the hypocrisy of the neighbors. Mostly crude humor, but if you like that sort of thing than you will find this movie entertaining. The characters are very stereotypical, which I think is a shame. One never really connects with the characters.

This movie clearly targeted an American audience rather than just a dutch audience.

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