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Der Schuh des Manitu (2001)

Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Alfons Biedermann | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Herbig ... Abahachi / Winnetouch / Grauer Star (extended edition) (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Christian Tramitz ... Ranger
Sky du Mont ... Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Marie Bäumer ... Uschi
Hilmi Sözer Hilmi Sözer ... Hombre
Rick Kavanian ... Dimitri
Tim Wilde ... John
Siegfried Terpoorten ... Jim
Robinson Reichel ... Joe
Oliver Wnuk ... Jack
Irshad Panjatan Irshad Panjatan ... Häuptling Listiger Lurch
Tim Sikyea Tim Sikyea ... Berater Schoschone #1
Robert Alan Packard Robert Alan Packard ... Berater Schoschone #2
Salvatore Pascale Salvatore Pascale ... Kleiner Schoschone
Antonio Ramirez Antonio Ramirez ... Falscher Hase
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Storyline

Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to finance his tribe's new saloon. Unfortunately Santa Maria, who sold the saloon, betrays Abahachi, takes the money and leaves. Soon, the Shoshones are on the warpath to get their money back, and Abahachi is forced to organize it quickly. Luckily, he, his twin brother Winnetouch, beautiful dancer Uschi and the Greek Dimitri each own a quarter of a treasure map that leads them to 'the shoe of Manitu'. There, Santa Maria already awaits them to take their new treasure away as well. But he did not think about the determination of Abahachi's team. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Taglines:

Die neue Komödie von Bully

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Details

Official Sites:

Constantin Film [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 July 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

But Manitou See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,379,145 (Germany), 10 August 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,317,679
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release) | (DVD) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Herbig financed the whole movie himself. Filming had to be cancelled due to lack of money. So the added an earlier ending to it. See more »

Goofs

In the tap dance sequence before starting to sing the Superperforator song, the scratch in the parquet that Sky Dumont makes in the main tap dance can already be seen. See more »

Quotes

Santa Maria's Henchman: Indians!
AbahachiRanger: Servus!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begin to roll, outtakes from the film are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

Several scenes were scripted and filmed but not included in the final cut (however, some outtakes from the scenes are showed during the end credits):
  • an alternative beginning influenced by Sergio Leone western movies;
  • an extended scene in which Ranger goes through the town and townsmen are escaping;
  • several extended parts of scenes who remained in the film (e. g. a longer conversation with Karl May);
  • an extended scene with Winnetouch and Hombre; an extended scene with Dimitri in the burning ranch;
  • the Schoschonen arriving at the Puder Rosa ranch;
  • a scene with Dimitri before the cave;
  • a love scene with Ranger and Uschi at night.
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Connections

Spoofs Winnetou (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Superperforator
Written by Dieter Holesch and Ecco Meinecke
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Turn of critique and laugh it up
3 January 2009 | by traveleralexSee all my reviews

This movie is not meant to be intellectually stimulating or life-changing. It is meant to be quotable and overall hilarious. The story is simple: Apache and Friend in trouble, Apache has quarter of treasure map to get out of trouble, bad guy follows Apache around trying to find treasure.

Having said that, the movie is filled with little gems of comedy (see Superperforator or ice cream). It also redefines the use of a pen.

The acting in this movie is also quite good. Dimitri, Ranger, and Abahachi are a well known comedy trio who are excellent sketch comedians. As the movie is in a way a 90 minute collection of sketches with the same characters, the performances seem very natural.

I'd say it's probably the best full-out comedy to come out of Germany in some time.


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