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The Hostile Takeover is a tale of how an average pizza delivery guy named Jay gets caught in the middle of the largest territorial war in the city's history. As Jay avoids being killed by ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Robert Fernau
Christina Loeb ... Frau Kassel
... Willi Konrad
... Laura Schumann
... Beckmann
Wolfgang Hübsch ... Granitz
Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Kassel
... Heisig
... Geissler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Hacker
... Offizier
Erhard Brem ... Killer #5
Torsten Jerabek ... Killer #3
... Albrecht
Jochen Römer ... Killer #6
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The Hostile Takeover is a tale of how an average pizza delivery guy named Jay gets caught in the middle of the largest territorial war in the city's history. As Jay avoids being killed by both sides in this brutal war, he must also prove his innocence to a trigger happy detective who believes he is the catalyst to it all.

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Wie stark sind Ihre Nerven? [German] [Translation: How strong are your nerves?]

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1 February 2001 (Germany)  »

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When one character is sucked in the ventilator shaft, he is killed by the ventilator. Fernau escapes through the shaft later but there is not a single drop of blood visible. See more »

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Solid action film
1 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you ever ask a German moviegoer if he or she has seen a good German action-thriller the probable answer will be: 'No'. The reason is simple: there is none.

This film, however, goes in the right direction. The actors, especially Klaus Löwitsch, Thomas Kretschmann and Martin Semmelrogge play their characters very well and the action scenes are some of the best I've seen for a long time (in a German film) as is the production design.

IMHO Carl Schenkel did a good job on this film. It is an entertaining popcorn movie which will not leave you with the feeling that you wasted your money on a German film (again) but due to miserable marketing most moviegoers will probably not even register its existence...


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