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Bandits (1997)

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Luna
... Angel
Jutta Hoffmann ... Marie
... Schwarz
Werner Schreyer ... West
... Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz ... Schneider
August Schmölzer ... Gunther
... Nick
Peter Sattmann ... Gold
Peter Rühring ... Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner ... Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren ... Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck ... Aufseherin 1 / Custodian #1
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Storyline

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws. Written by Antje

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They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bandidas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,358, 26 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,187, 31 October 1999
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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Emma is holding West hostage outside of the bar, she pulls back the hammer on her gun. In the next shot, the hammer is at ease. See more »

Connections

References The Commitments (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Crystal Cowboy
Vocals by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz)
Backing vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Lyrics by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz)
Music by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
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Wow! Great music, fun movie!
11 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has a great soundtrack -- actually written and performed by the cast. Jazzee (Tabatabai) is an amazing song writer, and cute, too. Coco Krebitz and Katja Riemann are lovely and quite talented. Drags a little in the middle, but other than that it's a fun film worth seeing (I've seen it four times myself). Summary: Appealing cast, great music, terrific cinematography, clever dialogue. Four out of five stars from me!


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