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Joe and Max ()


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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

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Max Schmeling
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Joe Louis
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Jack Blackburn
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Joe Jacobs
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Anny Ondra
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Mike Jacobs
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Marva Lewis
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John Roxborough
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Max Machon
Paul Collins ...
Jim Farley
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David Lewin
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Adolph Hitler
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Joseph Goebbels
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Paolino Uzcudun (as Cole McKay)
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Jack Dempsey
Frank Shattuck ...
James Braddock
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Gestapo Lieutenant
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Harlem Preacher
Eva Plackner ...
Hotel Manager
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Reporter
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Veteran Reporter
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Beat Writer
Billy Banner ...
Bar Back (as Billy J. Banner)
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Official at Weigh-In
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Ring Announcer (as Peter Cotton)
Jeff Hess ...
Radio Announcer
Shermann Steward ...
Boy
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Boy's Father (as Jerreth Merz)
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Braddock's Manager
Jörg Schneider ...
Arthur Donovan
Gabriel Walsh ...
Waiter
Luciano Rios Robledo ...
Rocky Marciano
Anthony Russel ...
Jersey Joe Walcott
J.J. Gordon ...
I.R.S. Agent
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Smitty
Dirk Schoedon ...
Kurt Tucholsky
Peter Pauli ...
Heinrich Mann
Frank-Lorenz Engel ...
George Grosz
Jeff Caster ...
Businessman at Dempsey's
Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg ...
German Physician
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Coca-Cola Suit #1
Benjamin Rae ...
Coca-Cola Suit #2
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Mover (as Paul Biery)
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Solomon Weaver
Joel Kirby ...
M.P. #1
Philip Rafferty ...
M.P. #2
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Mustard Salesman
Jeff Boyd ...
Army General
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Red Cap
Hans-Peter Miesner ...
Boxing Official
Karl-Heinz Siebert ...
Referee
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John Roxborough
Mirjam Barner ...
Joe's Black Mistress (uncredited)
Julia Horvath ...
Floozy (uncredited)
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Maitre D' Edward (uncredited)
Thomas Rösicke ...
Bartender at Jack Dempsey's Bar (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve James

Written by

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Jason Horwitch ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lisa Demaine ... associate producer (as Lisa Campbell)
Mike Karz ... executive producer
Kelli Konop ... producer
Brad Krevoy ... executive producer / producer
Julie Lynn ... co-producer
Klaus Rettig ... executive producer / producer
Adam Richman ... co-producer
Gerhard Schmidt ... executive producer

Music by

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Jeff Beal

Cinematography by

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Bill Butler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Norman Buckley

Editorial Department

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Kenny Becker ... color timer
Chris Mistorni ... assistant editor
Hannah Rosenberg ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Valerie McCaffrey

Production Design by

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Chester Kaczenski

Art Direction by

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Anja Müller ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Bernhard Henrich

Costume Design by

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Gudrun Leyendecker

Makeup Department

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Wolfgang Böge ... makeup department head / makeup designer
Heike Eger ... makeup artist
Ursel Frank ... makeup artist
Ann-Kathrin Guballa ... makeup artist
Beatrix John ... makeup artist
Beatrice Mendelin ... additional makeup artist
Edith Paskvalic ... additional makeup artist
Robert Rebele ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Marcus Loges ... unit production manager
Amy Ostrower ... production supervisor
John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sabina Franke ... second assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. ... first assistant director
Paul Goldsmith ... second second assistant director
Lisa Demaine ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ute Bergk ... assistant set decorator
Christian Ehlert ... lead set dresser
Dierk Grahlow ... construction manager
Frank Herzog ... art department assistant
Björn Holzhausen ... property master
Ulli Isfort ... production buyer
Claudia Kiefer ... stand-by props
Robert Krüger ... scenic artist
Steffi Kulse ... construction assistant
Jens Löckmann ... assistant art director
Frank Noack ... set dresser
Neil Reynolds ... storyboard artist
Alexander Stolle ... prop assistant
Ilka Urbach ... props buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton ... foley artist
Bob Costanza ... sound effects editor
Kevin Fisher ... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin ... foley mixer
Bob Goold ... adr editor
Robert L. Harman ... re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson ... foley artist
Brian Simmons ... sound mixer
Randal S. Thomas ... dialogue editor
Boris Wolfrum ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Endres Löber ... special effects
Christoph von Lengerke ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Kevin O'Neill ... main title design
Brian Obee ... visual effects
Helena Packer ... visual effects supervisor
Dave Piedra ... digital artist
Mark Ritcheson ... visual effects producer: Whodoo VFX
Robert Skotak ... visual effects

Stunts

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Cole S. McKay ... stunt coordinator
Armin Sauer ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jannot Borowski ... electrician
Jan Brun ... dolly grip
Voxi Bärenklau ... gaffer
Sandro Eichler ... best boy grip
Jost Engelmayer ... electrician
Kevin Foy ... grip: second unit
Oliver Haas ... lighting technician
Eddie Handschak ... video operator
Sönke Hansen ... director of photography: second unit
Alexander Jung ... electrician
Nikolai Kanow ... second assistant camera
Oliver Kühne ... rigger
Andres Lizana Prado ... second assistant camera
Jens Mackeldey ... electrician
Sebastian Meuschel ... camera operator
Moritz Müller ... first assistant camera: second unit
Roland Patzelt ... best boy electric
Hinrich Peters ... lighting technician
Stephan Rabold ... still photographer
Ole Ki Bun Wedemann ... electrician

Casting Department

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Annette Borgmann ... casting: Germany
William E. Chacon ... casting associate
Iris Müller ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Melanie Dittberner ... trainee costume designer
Diana Gollmer ... wardrobe
Sabine Groh ... set costumer
Ivana Havlickova ... wardrobe
Barbara Koeppl ... wardrobe
Ulrike Kuhnhardt ... wardrobe
Anja Lafin ... wardrobe
Gerald Moulin ... military costumes supervisor
Antje Rohrberg ... wardrobe
Meike Schlegel ... costume supervisor
Katrin Schäfer ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Christoph Renger ... location manager

Music Department

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Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Earl Rose ... composer: song "Tuesday At Nola"

Transportation Department

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Markus Bendler ... action vehicle coordinator
Michael Fechner ... additional action vehicle coordinator
Katja Heissig ... driver: Til Schweiger
Axel Hübner ... driver: cast
Tobias Lauterberg ... production driver
Inga Meissner ... transportation coordinator
Grit Menzzer ... driver: Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree
Tanja Ploetz ... driver

Other crew

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Tobias Asam ... production assistant
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Tatjana Bonnet ... production coordinator (as Tatjana Jakovleski)
Katherine Brown ... assistant to executive producer
Richard Böhringer ... production assistant
Carolyn Chriss ... researcher
Pimes Doerfler ... production accountant
Annette Drees ... script supervisor
Sigi Fischer ... assistant to director
Dorottya Hegedus ... production coordinator: USA
Jürgen Jansen ... assistant post-production accountant
Alexander Kornberg ... assistant to executive producer
Dagmar Niehage ... assistant to producer
Marco Schenke ... crowd marshall
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Bernhard Speck ... production controller: Gemini Film

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Joe and Max - Rivalen im Ring (Germany)
  • Joe et Max (France)
  • Джо и Макс (Russia)
  • Joe si Max (Romania)
  • Joe & Max (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

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