An eccentric, East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables, and produces no pollution, but he runs into one madcap after another to find a buyer and financier for mass production.
Gunther Schmidt has built the ultimate car. It's going to take him to the top... or push him over the edge.
Did You Know?
The video game that Gunther Schmidt (Thomas Gottschalk) played in the apartment is Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This is one of two movies that previewed the game. See more
When Gunther is stealing his car back from the car show, he is being shot at and jumps out of a huge window. When he lands outside the window, the passenger-side light is clearly damaged, and falls out. However, in the next shot, the car is in mint condition, the light still in place, and the windows (which were shattered in the shooting) are also intact. See more
When the credits finish, we see that "Vince" (James Tolkan) is still tied in the chair and he says, "come on guys, come on". See more
Dies Irae and Introvtus
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Peter Schreier See more