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Echte Kerle (1996)

Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar, a good-looking, gay auto-mechanic. His live gets more and more ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christoph M. Ohrt ... Christoph Schwenk
Carin C. Tietze Carin C. Tietze ... Helen
Tim Bergmann ... Edgar
Oliver Stokowski ... Mike
Rudolf Kowalski Rudolf Kowalski ... Kallenbach
Dieter Brandecker Dieter Brandecker ... Deichsel
Daniela Ziegler Daniela Ziegler ... Iris
Ina Weisse Ina Weisse ... Karin
Andreas Pietschmann ... Marco
Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp Heinz-Werner Kraehkamp ... Mofafahrer (Motorbike Driver)
Edgar M. Böhlke Edgar M. Böhlke ... (as Edgar M. Boehlke)
Antonio Putignano Antonio Putignano ... Pizzabote (Pizza Deliverer)
Martin Ankermann Martin Ankermann ... Herr Tanner
Karina Marmann Karina Marmann ... Ursula
Philipp Seiser Philipp Seiser ... Anton
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Storyline

Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar, a good-looking, gay auto-mechanic. His live gets more and more troublesome after his girl friend throws him out of their apartment and as last resort he moves to Edgars place. Working together with a new, good-looking, very self-confident, female collegue, but living with a good-looking gay guy makes him pretty uncertain about his sexuality and his role as a cop. Written by Konstantin Articus <KArticus@aol.com>

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Wer ein Auto klaut, hat die Polizei am Hals. Oder im Bett. Oder beides.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

30 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Regular Guys See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Edgar: The best love stories have sad endings.
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References Married with Children (1986) See more »

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Sexual Healing
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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sometimes i forget...
11 September 2006 | by steelkaceSee all my reviews

that America is still quite puritanical despite what appears to be the contrary.

i have to say that i adore German cinema, though can only understand less than 0.5% of the language (i don't mind the subtitles). the movie, on the surface, would seem formulaic, but it actually has a few twists and unexpected turns. there's some morality lesson in there, but it wasn't delivered in a preachy way -- rather it made for some hilarious dialogue among the main character and his supposed comrades.

not much more to say other than it was a really great film. if you find witty and fast-paced dialogues, you'll enjoy the film. the movie makes you really reconsider and think twice about your preconceived notions about certain "types" of people...if you know what i mean.


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