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Die Katze (1988)

Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realise is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Probek
... Jutta Ehser
Joachim Kemmer ... Einsatzleiter Voss
... Junghein
Ralf Richter ... Britz
... Filialleiter Ehser
Sabine Kaack ... Irma
Iris Disse ... Gudrun
Erich Will ... Feldhaus
... Otten
Uli Krohm ... Kramer
Claus-Dieter Reents ... Hauptkommissar Rücker
Bernd Hoffmann ... Mattusch
Walter Gontermann ... Kern
Josef Millo ... Waiter
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Two small time criminals (Junghein and Britz) try to rob a bank in Dusseldorf and things go awry. They decide to take the bank clerks as hostages for 3 million German marks as ransom. The police try to trick them, until they realise that the real criminal mastermind is outside the bank controlling the whole show. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Götz George als Profikiller

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21 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Good Times
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Written by Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic Briggs, Danny McCulloch and Barry Jenkins
Performed by Eric Burdon
Also Performed by Ralf Richter and Heinz Hoenig (uncredited)
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Dominik Graf's best work
6 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Seeing Dominik Graf's recent works makes me wish for the "Good Times", when he made great cinema like in this masterpiece. This is one of the best Bank Robbery / Hostage movies ever made. Great realism combined with a perfect genre thriller - almost impossible to achieve. Dominik Graf prefers to shoot on video nowadays. He claims, that he likes the quick way of shooting, and loathes the time you have to wait to get a big movie for the screen financed in Germany. He's got a point there, but all this fast made movies for TV are forgotten as fast. I will never forget DIE KATZE - for it's great performances, great story, great mood.


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