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Too Fat Too Furious (2005)

Vet hard (original title)
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

Writers:

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 ... 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:

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Budget:

EUR3,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,818,884
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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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 stomps his foot on the floor when announcing that he, Martin and Peter are going to Belgium to get Mast's son, he causes Vuk to fall, and a rack falls on top of poor Vuk. A crew member's hand can be seen pushing the rack over. See more »

Quotes

Martin: Bennie, what we don't understand is that this guy's only had some parking tickets and for that he's in the best secured prison of Belgium.
Bennie: Life ain't fair.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits an additional scene is shown featuring Martin and Peter baking fries in Bennie's snack bar. They are watching a TV program and see that Dr. Van Isacker has won a quiche-baking competition; it is implied that he stole their recipes. Martin and Peter then throw their fries away in rage. See more »

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Featured in Allemaal film: De magie van het witte doek (2007) See more »

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Dries Roelvink
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Pleasantly Simple
13 February 2005 | by schrambalSee all my reviews

I went to see Vet hard (or as it is called in Belgium 'volle gas' ) with expectations that weren't too high. My experience with former dutch attempts at action movies, especially the ones as far back as the 'flodder' movies and other dick maas attempts like 'amsterdamned', were not too good. And the trailer of vet hard did not promise any improvement.

What a sigh of relief I could breathe when I watched the movie! The story is erratic and makes no sense at times, but the movie does not aspire or pretend to be a feat of high story telling ability. Instead it focuses on it's best assets; fun action sequences which are exhilarating at times, despite the limited budget, and slapstick-like humor provided by a fantastic Jack Wouterse in the role of 'Bennie' and Peter van den Begin as 'Vuk'.

The acting overall ranges from adequate to excellent, the best being provided by Kurt Rogiers who portrays a necrophiliac serial-rapist in a way that he is almost likable. Jack Wouterse plays a convincing and extremely funny overweight Bennie and carries the role of the main character well. I wasn't too exited by the acting of Bracha van Doesburgh however, who looks great, but, as a fist timer tries her best to portray her character as believable as possible but fails in doing so at times.

All in all Vet Hard has it's weak points, a lot of them actually, but it is easy to forgive them. The movie was made with love and care and it is clearly visible the cast had a lot of fun making it.

An 8 out of 10


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