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00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter (1994)

Detective 00 Schneider has to return from retirement to catch a mad art collector.

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Helge Schneider

Writers:

Helge Schneider (film), Brötchen (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helge Schneider Helge Schneider ... 00 Schneider / Nihil Baxter / Prof. Dr. Hasenbein / Johnny Flash
Helmut Körschgen Helmut Körschgen ... Körschgen
Andreas Kunze Andreas Kunze ... Frau 00 Schneider
Werner Abrolat Werner Abrolat ... Polizeipräsident
Bratislav Metulskie Bratislav Metulskie ... Metulskie
Guenther Kordas Guenther Kordas ... Zirkusdirektor (as Günther Kordas)
Hotte Reichlich Hotte Reichlich ... Shorty Robinson
Charlie Weiss Charlie Weiss ... Pilot (as Charlie Weiß)
Thomas Busch Thomas Busch ... Sekretärin 00 Schneider
Otto Van den Berg Otto Van den Berg ... Metulskies Vater
Peter Thoms Peter Thoms ... Beschissener TV Unterhalter
Schringo van den Berg Schringo van den Berg ... Hausmeister mit Wadenkrämpfen
Tim Janßen Tim Janßen ... Kleiner Junge
Buddy Casino Buddy Casino ... Zirkusmusiker
Hanno Huth Hanno Huth ... Mann mit Gipsbein
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Detective 00 Schneider has to return from retirement to catch a mad art collector.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 December 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Search for Nihil Baxter See more »

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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Helmut Körschgen, who plays the role of Lt. Körschgen, was a parking lot watchman in Elspe, Germany when Helge Schneider discovered him while working on "Texas". He suffered from a severe stroke during the shooting of "00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter" and was not able to continue on the set. He attended the premiere in a wheelchair. See more »

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Helge rules!
22 August 2002 | by Heizer-2See all my reviews

The phenomenon Helge Schneider defies easy description or quick categorization. Yet, for the international audience not acquainted to him, one could say he's something like a crude mix of Weird Al Yankovich and Andy Kaufman, adding a foible for Jazz music and 70s outfits. While his stage performances already are eccentric, his movie works are simply hilariously outrageous.

"00 Schneider" is, in my opinion, Helge's best movie. He stars in the two leading roles - police detective "Kommissar 00 Schneider" and murderer-villain "Nihil Baxter", and also in a precious smaller role as physician "Dr. Hasenbein".

In the opening scene, we see how modern-art-loving Baxter accidentally kills the circus clown Bratislav Metulskie, from whom he has bought a malfunctioning used Jaguar, when a beloved sculpture slips out of Baxter's hands, fatally hitting Metulskie. Upon reading about the incident in the newspaper, 00 comes back from retirement to investigate the case with the support of his loyal sidekick, Lt. Koerschgen, who is played by an elderly actor bearing the same name. They pick up Baxter's track quickly, and interrogate him at his weirdly decorated mansion (one of the movie's best scenes!), but initially fail to gather any proof. The story winds through many turns, with several scenes that don't always really contribute to the progress of the plot but are hilariously funny, such as a daydream by 00 (including the most unusual view on a running man's brief-clad crotch in movie history), a police-department party during which Koerschgen gets into a row with the chief and has to be hospitalized, and a visit at the already mentioned Dr. Hasenbein's. Baxter, then, is finally caught attempting to escape to Rio de Janeiro on a plane.

Always worth special mention is Andreas Kunze who in this case plays 00's wife, as he's usually appearing in drag performing women's roles in Helge's Movies.

So all you folks out there looking for new laughs, I strongly recommend this movie. The catch? You have to understand German (as I doubt there's an English version around)...


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