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Every year a lot of German people prepare to spent their holidays in the sunny south. And all of them have to use the same motor ways. And every year all comes to an end in a big jam.

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Manfred Stelzer

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Gerd Weiss (as Gerd Weiß), Achim Konejung | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ottfried Fischer Ottfried Fischer ... Ludwig Stocker
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ... Hermann Pacholke
Monika Baumgartner Monika Baumgartner ... Marie Stocker
Hildegard Kuhlenberg Hildegard Kuhlenberg ... Ilse Pacholke
Petra Ehlert Petra Ehlert ... Viola Pippig
Ulrich Anschütz Ulrich Anschütz ... Fritzie Pippig
Achim Konejung Achim Konejung ... Charlie "Commander" Hüsskes
Horst Schroth Horst Schroth ... Heini "Mustang" Harms
Otto Mellies ... Erich Pippig
Christine Schorn Christine Schorn ... Margot Pippig
Jan Fedder ... Hinnerk
Heinrich Rolfing Heinrich Rolfing ... Clars (as Heinz Rolfing)
Heinrich Giskes Heinrich Giskes ... Westermann
Wolfgang Schumacher Wolfgang Schumacher ... Bruno
Ariane Mühlmann Ariane Mühlmann ... Stefanie "Steffi" Stocker
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Every year a lot of German people prepare to spent their holidays in the sunny south. And all of them have to use the same motor ways. And every year all comes to an end in a big jam. Written by Michael Hermes <saxon@kdt.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 March 1991 (Germany) See more »

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$259,297
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Instant classic - non-Germans will probably not get a single one of the jokes, though
14 February 2010 | by OGBossSee all my reviews

Michael Moore once wrote that you could learn everything you needed to know about contemporary America from "Dude, where's my car". This movie does exactly that for early nineties Germany.

Chock full of every single German stereotype (from the inside) you can imagine, and brilliantly played, too. Probably the last truly original and authentic German comedy that was ever made.

People who have not lived in Germany for any significant amount of time or are under 20 or over 60 will probably not get anything at all from this movie but those who are will probably laugh-out-loud enjoy it non-stop.

I would also like to concur with the other commenter who called this movie non-intellectual: This is social satire at its very best, funny as hell completely without having to resort to the depths of fart jokes and the like.

Oh, and did I mention it's highly quotable, too? Those who've seen it will probably be able to lead entire conversations completely comprised of lines from the movie.


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