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Der Skipper (1990)

A washed-out German sailor, in a drunken state, agrees to take two British women from Gibraltar to the West Indies in his sail boat. Early into the voyage, they realise that it's not going ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jürgen Prochnow ... The Skipper
Patsy Kensit ... Su
Elizabeth Hurley ... Lou
Franz Buchrieser Franz Buchrieser ... Owner 'California'
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Mona
Carmel S. Aquilina Carmel S. Aquilina ... Port Captain
Manuel Cauchi ... 1. Official
John Suda John Suda ... 2. Official
Elton Mamo Elton Mamo ... Boy in 'California'
Mario Stock Mario Stock ... Paul Pelikan
John Ciantar John Ciantar ... Waiter
Kimba Kimba ... Willie the Dog
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A washed-out German sailor, in a drunken state, agrees to take two British women from Gibraltar to the West Indies in his sail boat. Early into the voyage, they realise that it's not going to be plain sailing. Written by Rob Hartill

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Early into the voyage they realized that it's not going to be smooth sailing.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

5 April 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrift: Murder at Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Gibraltar See more »

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Rialto Film,Rocket Pictures See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Good character study
10 May 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

The original box for the video featured Patsy Kensit, who at that time looked like she was going to become a big star. It never happened, & now Elizabeth Hurley (who receives third billing) is featured on the front of the video box. My, how things change! This is a slow moving but very unusual & interesting character study of three people on a small boat, traveling from Gibralter to Barbados. The acting is superb (especially Kensit & Prochnow, both of whom have much charisma), the changing small group dynamics are very interesting for viewers who like character studies, & there's quite a surprise in the plot. Notice the double standard of Kensit's character as she first has sex with a man (in exchange for something she expects but never gets) & then disapproves her friend's (Hurley's) going a bit "too far" after their burlesque dance routine. It's this same ambiguity that drives her character throughout the movie. Hurley is shown semi-nude briefly a couple of times, so that may either peak your interest or turn you off; not for younger viewers. Stick with it during the slow moments, it's worth it. I rate it 8/10.


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