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Manta - Der Film (1991)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Rudolph Sebastian Rudolph ... Fred Grabowski
Nadeshda Brennicke ... Tina (as Nadja Theresa Brennicke)
Jophi Ries Jophi Ries ... Phil
Edda Fischer Edda Fischer ... Kerstin
Christoph Zapatka Christoph Zapatka ... Sven
Paul Faßnacht Paul Faßnacht ... Olli
Dieter Pfaff Dieter Pfaff ... Heinz Grabowski
Brigitte Janner Brigitte Janner ... Ilse Grabowski
Dieter Thomas Heck ... Hartmut Metzger
Helge Schneider Helge Schneider ... Helge Schneider
Gennadi Vengerov ... Sascha (as Guennadi Venguerov)
Jochen Nickel ... Fahrlehrer
Mario Irrek Mario Irrek ... Hotte
Jennifer Steffens Jennifer Steffens ... Gabi
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ... Polizist Wolle
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 September 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Манта See more »

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Royal Film See more »
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Trivia

Both "Manta der Film" as well as "Manta, Manta (1991)" were cash-ins on the then-popular "Manta"-jokes. Releasing companies Senator and Constantin bet a Porsche to whoever would release their movie first. Senator won by four weeks and Constantin humbly parked a free Porsche in front of their offices. See more »

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Referenced in German Fried Movie (1992) See more »

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Tinalie
Written by C. Ballard
Performed by Bert Subplie
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A Must for German 80's Fans
15 October 2004 | by djotomateSee all my reviews

....all other keep away. It's a funny parody that can only be understood by Germans that have grown up in the ugly 80's and proletarian 90's.

If you did grow up in that time period and are German, you already know this film and if you did not - don't watch it.

It tells the story about not any group of people but people driving a Manta (build by Opel). This car has gained cult status which peaked during this time period. Drivers could be identified by their Mullets, slick stone washed jeans, cowboy boots (best worn OVER the jeans), raccoon tails on the antenna, lowered chassis and -do not forget- hairdressers as girlfriends.

This movie is a contemporary witness to the ugliness of 80's Germany. For that, it must be liked.


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