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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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Katja von Garnier

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Riemann ... Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai Jasmin Tabatabai ... Luna
Nicolette Krebitz ... Angel
Jutta Hoffmann Jutta Hoffmann ... Marie
Hannes Jaenicke ... Schwarz
Werner Schreyer Werner Schreyer ... West
Andrea Sawatzki ... Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz Oliver Hasenfratz ... Schneider
August Schmölzer August Schmölzer ... Gunther
Heio von Stetten ... Nick
Peter Sattmann Peter Sattmann ... Gold
Peter Rühring Peter Rühring ... Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner Irmhild Wagner ... Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren Barbara M. Ahren ... Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck 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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidas See more »

Filming Locations:

Bad Neustadt, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Sign 'o' the Times (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Puppet Chase
Vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
Lyrics by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
Music by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai) / Fetisch Bergmann (as F. Bergmann) / Marco Meister (as M. Meister)
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2 hour movie made out of a music video
21 June 2002 | by letriasSee all my reviews

This is pretty good directing for a pop rock music video. The entire film is basically a series of music videos glued together with a story that becomes impossible to believe before any of the major plot elements are introduced. If this wasn't in German probably it would be a good hit on the international MTV, but as it is, maybe the German MTV will show it a few times.


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