Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.


Wolfgang Büld


Stefan Cantz, Bernd Eichinger (presenter)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Bertie
Tina Ruland ... Uschi
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff ... Gerd
Lena Sabine Berg Lena Sabine Berg ... Florentine (as Sabine Berg)
Michael Kessler Michael Kessler ... Klausi
Nadja Naidenow Nadja Naidenow ... Angie
Ömer Simsek Ömer Simsek ... Hakan
Beatrice Manowski Beatrice Manowski ... Sabine
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Axel
Karin Johnson Karin Johnson ... Freundin Axel
Uwe Fellensiek Uwe Fellensiek ... Disco-Besitzer
Jürgen Schornagel ... Herr Ecker
Jockel Tschiersch Jockel Tschiersch ... Radio-DJ
Olaf Ploetz Olaf Ploetz ... Vorsitzender Taubenverein
Liz Becker Liz Becker ... Berties Mutter


Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

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Der Film, auf den die Nation wartet!




Did You Know?


The subject Opel Manta in the film has on a full Mattig Extrem widebody kit (including steel wheels). Of the 3 cars built by Kissling Motorsport for the film, one of them was destroyed during filming. See more »


While Berti and Gerd are on their way to the stadium, in the shop-windows you can see the reflections of Berti's Manta sitting on something like a trailer when the camera shows the inside of the car. See more »


References Predator (1987) See more »


Manta! Manta!
Performed by Manni Ickx
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oldschool streetracing in it's purest form
7 February 2003 | by SickSikSee all my reviews

This is the ultimate film for a true carlover. Though lots of people might disagree on this point with me. Yes it's a german flick, but hey what the heck, it doesn't even matter if you understand anything said in this film, the racing is just so cool. It is a compilation of true oldschool streetracing. Sure the plot ain't all that, it's just all about the cars, which are simply affordable for most people and that makes it all the more interesting! I've seen enough fancy films with unaffordable monstercars, Manta Manta is just the real thing.

I'll have to agree with some people on this forum that this movie is probably the MOST interesting for german or Dutch people.

if you ever get the opportunity to get your hands on this film, be sure not to miss it. Just give it a try and you'll be surprised!

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German | Turkish

Release Date:

3 October 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Racin' in the Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Constantin Film, RTL Plus See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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