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De schippers van de Kameleon (2003)

Young twin boys receive a boat of their own by a stroke of luck. It turns out to be very fast and they use their boat to help out their friends.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Koen van der Donk ... Hielke
Jos van der Donk ... Sietse
Maarten Spanjer ... Gerben
Saar Koningsberger ... Esther Bleeker
Joep Sertons ... Dokter
Steven de Jong ... Heit
Dominique van Vliet ... Mem
... Mevrouw Bleeker
Peter Tuinman ... Meneer Bleeker
Rense Westra ... Veldwachter Zwart
... Burgemeester
Tim Zweije ... Nozem 1
Wybe Bruinsma ... Nozem 2
Hilly Harms ... Oma de Jong
Sipke Jan Bousema ... Van Kampen
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Young twin boys receive a boat of their own by a stroke of luck. It turns out to be very fast and they use their boat to help out their friends.

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Also Known As:

De kameleon  »

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$425,360 (Netherlands), 4 July 2003
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When Hielke and Sietse hang out the washing on a Sunday, we see a couple walking away (girl in a blue dress) in the background. In the next scene the same couple is passing the crowd in the foreground. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Kameleon (2001) See more »

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Casting is quite bad
15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree on the horrendous casting and the script as well, directing could've been better. The biggest mistake in casting was the Klinkhamer Gerben Zonderland mismatch! Gerben Zonderland should have been cast as Father Klinkhamer and vice versa. Maarten Spanjer as Gerben Zonderland looks much and much too old, while Klinkhamer looks too young. Ester looks too old, certainly with that huge bust! This is supposed to be an 11-12 year old girl!?! And they don't look like their characters either, as were drawn in the books. Neither were the twins, but that's forgivable, it must hard to find twins who can act, are the right age and resemble the book drawings. But I have to say that story and directing were worse. And such drama of the Esther character being orphaned 3 times! This is uncool for a children's movie. Why did he have to die? Other less dramatic, melodramatic solutions were possible. It looked like a Dutch classical movie, very bad. And just when we thought Dutch film had come of age and was professional .... Very big miss and they've really ruined one of my favourite childhood books.


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