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Geld oder Leber! (1986)

Mike and Susanne are a loving couple who keeps afloat through petty crime. When they are pursued by the police following a robbery at a jewelry store, they seek refuge in a slaughterhouse.


Dieter Pröttel


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Krüger ... Mike Juing und Mikes Erbtante
Ursela Monn ... Susanne Juing
Falco ... Himself
Simone Brahmann Simone Brahmann ... Rotkäppchen
Corinna Genest Corinna Genest ... Gefängnisdirektorin
Lotti Krekel Lotti Krekel ... Frau Müller
Renate Muhri Renate Muhri ... Verkäuferin
Christine Schuberth ... Krankenschwester
Barbara Valentin ... Gräfin Barbara von Schlemmer
Klaus Büchner Klaus Büchner ... Steward
Jochen Busse ... Mann mit Hund
Hans Clarin ... Professor Flinkmann
Alexander Grill Alexander Grill ... Chirurg #2
Raimund Harmstorf ... Kapitän der 'Klagenfurt'
Ernst H. Hilbich Ernst H. Hilbich ... Herr Müller


Mike and Susanne are a loving couple who keeps afloat through petty crime. When they are pursued by the police following a robbery at a jewelry store, they seek refuge in a slaughterhouse.

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West Germany



Release Date:

14 August 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

En busca de la oca perdida See more »

Filming Locations:

Carinthia, Austria See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Sound of Music
Lyrics by Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland, Falco
Music by Rob Bolland
Music by Ferdi Bolland
Performed by Falco
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Geld oder Leber = Money or Liver?
20 May 2006 | by bodger1See all my reviews

Man, is that what that means? Yes! It is a play on the German saying of GELD ODER LEBEN (Your money or your life). Leber means "liver" in German. In fact, one of the characters gets a LIVER when they ask this question! Mike and Susanne Juing are desperate for money. To supplement their income, they resort to robbing banks and jewelry stores. They are pretty unsuccessful, except for one time! They manage to steal jewels and hide them in a goose in a grocery store.

After they celebrate their victorious robbery, they come back to the store where they hid the jewels. The goose has been sold! Thanks to the store owner, they get a list of the buyers and hunt for the jewels and the goose! Along the way, they meet many strange people, and even run into Austrian pop star, Falco.

GELD ODER LEBER is a neat, compact little comedy that runs only 80 minutes. While a lot of it is unbelievable, it is has some neat sight gags and was a GREAT way to practice my Deutsch! Mike Krueger and Ursula Monn are fun enough and make for a nice couple.

However, the soundtrack is the best part! Austrian pop band EAV sing several songs for the soundtrack.

Falco sings a live version of his hit, THE SOUND OF MUSIK! That alone, is worth admission.

All said, it is a pity it is not widely available in the states! It was never released here, but if you can get a hold of the DVD if you visit Austria and/or Germany and have a region free DVD player it is worth it! Especially if you love Falco's music.

That's my rant! Bodger1

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