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Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ... See full summary »

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Tim Oliehoek

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Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), Wijo Koek | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Bennie
Kürt Rogiers Kürt Rogiers ... Koen Mast
Bracha van Doesburgh ... Katja Wielaard
Jaak Van Assche ... Johan Mast
Johnny de Mol ... Peter
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Martin
Peter Van den Begin ... Vuk
Ton Kas Ton Kas ... Milo
Bert André Bert André ... Dr. Van Isacker
Cees Geel ... Lars Meuleman
Chazia Mourali Chazia Mourali ... Nurse Rita
Menno Stijntjes Menno Stijntjes ... Dr. John
Marjan Luif Marjan Luif ... Bank Attendant
Estelle Gullit Estelle Gullit ... Jeanette
Sanne Wallis de Vries Sanne Wallis de Vries ... Jennifer
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Storyline

Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a quiche bakery, a suicidal manic-depressive woman and a Yougoslavian who keeps blowing things up unintended. They need to get 300000 Euro to get Bennies father a new liver. Complicating matters are that Bennie is being stalked by gangsters who want him to pay back a debt, the employees are more interested in cooking than in criminality, nobody can communicate with the Yugoslavian, the adoptive and biological son don't get along, and everything that can go wrong does go wrong - leaving a path of damaged buildings, people and - especially - vehicles behind. Written by Vallendester

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Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | UK

Language:

Dutch | French | Arabic

Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Halálosabb iramban See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€233,253 (Netherlands), 6 February 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The two men hit by Bennies car when it crashes into a movie theater are Holland's best-known film critics, Jac. Goderie and René Mioch. See more »

Goofs

When Bennie and Koen are flying through the air on the bungee cord, the guard and dog previously hanging from their feet are nowhere to be seen. They reappear in a subsequent shot where the guard gets caught in the barbed wire on the prison wall and Bennie kicks the dog away. See more »

Quotes

Bennie: [pulls the Moroccan mom from her car] Keys!
[mom nods]
Bennie: Keys! Ke-heys!
[she nods again]
Bennie: Keys!
[Moroccan dad gives the keys]
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Crazy Credits

The credits during the title sequence consist of brick constructions falling down and landing in the middle of the screen before falling further down, complete with dust effects. The final title, ''Vet hard'', cracks and collapses slightly when the title sequence finishes. See more »

Connections

Remake of Gamle mænd i nye biler (2002) See more »

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Wonderful Life
Performed by Mathilde Santing
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A very nice debut for a talented movie director!
3 February 2005 | by DutchMoviesSee all my reviews

Vet Hard, the debut of the 25 year old director Tim Oliehoek, is a definite thrill. Throughout the entire movie, you will be bombarded with nasty, but pretty effective jokes, loads of one liners and all sorts of other fun n weird stuff.

The characters are also pretty wacky, ranging from a fat woman hating tough guy, to a necrophiliac serial killer. Even though we do not really get involved with these characters, its hardly an annoyance, as the movie is pretty much focused on the action scenes. These scenes have been done very well, especially for a dutch movie, some might even say that a certain chase in this movie, has the same sort of excitement level, as amsterdamned once had with the speedboat chase. Again, even though there is a lot more heavier stuff coming from Hollywood, for dutch standards, its pretty wild.

The story isn't very original as well, yet its brought with such enthusiasm and you can see that the actors all had a great time. The little cameos of a lot of dutch celebs is fun as well, and are guaranteed some laughs.

I definitely recommend this film, as it is one of the better dutch comedies and features some great and hilarious (action) scenes.

Regarding the director Tim Oliehoek, i think we will be seeing a lot more from this guy!


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