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Jailbirds (1996)

Männerpension (original title)
Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind ... See full summary »

Director:

Detlev Buck (as D.W. Buck)

Writers:

Eckhard Theophil, Detlev Buck (as D.W. Buck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Steinbock
Detlev Buck ... Hammer-Gerd
Marie Bäumer ... Emilia Bauer
Heike Makatsch ... Maren Krummsieg
Gideon Singer ... Opa Steinbock
Leander Haußmann ... Dr. Fazetti
Ignaz Kirchner Ignaz Kirchner ... Mohrmann
Eckhard Theophil Eckhard Theophil ... Casi
Steffen Scheumann Steffen Scheumann ... Stotterlarry (as Steffen Schult)
Gennadi Vengerov ... Atomotto
Thomas Kaisz Thomas Kaisz ... Ufo
Christof Wackernagel Christof Wackernagel ... Strafgefangener
Michael Klobe Michael Klobe ... Pico
Peter Rappenglück ... Strafgefangener
Errol Shaker ... Lumumba
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Storyline

Ein weiteres Highlight am deutschen Kinohimmel. Ein Förderprogramm bringt die beiden Knackis Gerd und Steinbock in die Obhut von Frauen. Dort sollen sie beweisen, dass sie in der Lage sind sich in die Gesellschaft zu integrieren. Nun bringt Gerd dummerweise einen Barbesitzer um. Damit hat der Ausflug in die Freiheit vorläufig ein Ende. Written by Axel Wittrowsky <axel.wittrowsky@protel.de>

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakom murarna See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Spoofs Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Stand By Your Man
Performed by Heike Makatsch
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PROMISING START, BUT THEN.........
18 March 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

This male chauvinist comedy starts promising refreshing, but as the story develops the viewer is confronted with a very trivial love story.

But Detlev Buck knows his metier and this film is far better (made) than the average German 90's comedy. Buck is supported by the very good cinematography of Idziak whose use of colour is excellent. Almost as a rule in 90's German cinema the music is no more than muzak.

Heike Makatsch almost steals the film.


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