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Echte Kerle (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 30 May 1996 (USA)
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:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

30 May 1996 (USA) 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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Just Friends
Performed by Linda Carriere
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One word summary: Escellent!!
1 January 2007 | by knut-46See all my reviews

At last a film showing gay people as normal, healthy, good people. The policeman's frustration and skepticism is beautifully portrayed, so his loyalty to his new-won friend/pal in the end, which inspires a hidden homosexual colleague to step forward in the open. His anxiety of the possibility to having had sex with a man is taken seriously and the trust he experiences from the gay man is beautifully returned, especially in the bathing scene. A handsome actor giving life beautifully to the character of Edgar, the openly gay man, as a good guy. The story is not a happy-ending and in another way it is. The film showing Edgar as not taking advantage of the situation, being kind and respectful to his new friend. Unusually showing the gay man as a normal masculine guy with masculine interests without being outrageous in any way. Just normal!

A heart warming film which should be recommended for viewing in schools.


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