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The Invincibles (1994)

Die Sieger (original title)
Simon, the "invincible" leader of a police special unit, becomes caught up in a complex scheme involving bribery and money-laundering, as well as an affair with the beautiful wife of a ... See full summary »


Dominik Graf


Dominik Graf (story), Peter Hollweg (story) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Knaup ... Karl Simon
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Melba Dessaul
Hansa Czypionka ... Hannes Grigull
Heinz Hoenig ... Bernd Helmer
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Gerd Falk (as Hinrich Schafmeister)
Michael Breitsprecher Michael Breitsprecher ... Mannheimer
Hannes Jaenicke ... Heinz Schaefer
Werner Karle Jr. Werner Karle Jr. ... Kaul
Thomas Schücke ... Holger Dessaul
Meret Becker ... Angelika 'Sunny' Schaefer
Valerie Vail Valerie Vail ... Claudia Simon
Natalia Wörner ... Saide
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ... Georg Erlsberg
Sybille Waury Sybille Waury ... Krankenschwester #1
Claudia Brachmann Claudia Brachmann ... Krankenschwester #2


Simon, the "invincible" leader of a police special unit, becomes caught up in a complex scheme involving bribery and money-laundering, as well as an affair with the beautiful wife of a government official investigating organized crime and political corruption. After the official is kidnapped, the chase leads to a dramatic conclusion high in the Bavarian Alps. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller






German | French | Italian

Release Date:

22 September 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invincibles See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »


Box Office


DEM 12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Several frames of film were removed from the first cut version at the beginning (a close-up of the dead baby on the floor) and end of the movie when Simon visits his burned and dying former comrade in arms at the hospital ICU (some dialogue and several close-ups) to obtain an 16 rating instead of the 18 rating suggested by the FSK after a first screening. See more »


Remade as Fei hu (1996) See more »

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More than a police thriller, complex film merits close attention.
28 December 1998 | by karpoolSee all my reviews

Special-unit policeman Karl Simon sees someone who is supposed to be dead, and is caught up in a whirlwind of political corruption and treachery. His job and happy family are threatened by a sexy affair, a kidnapping scheme, and accusations of being an accomplice to a crime. He is used as a pawn in a game but ends up playing by his own rules, in a cat-and-mouse thrilling chase that ends in a climactic cable-car scene set high in the Bavarian Alps. Complex film merits close attention as double-cross meets double-double-cross.

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