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Heavyweights (2006)

Schwere Jungs (original title)
The carpennter Gamser from Garmisch-Patenkirchen, southern Germany, aims at success as a bobber at the Winter Olympics 1952. One of his opponents is his old rival Dorfler from his home country.

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Philipp Roth
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Sebastian Bezzel Sebastian Bezzel ... Bobfahrer Gamser
Michael A. Grimm ... Franzl (as Michael Grimm)
Simon Schwarz ... Leusl Peter
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Gustl
Nicholas Ofczarek ... Brauereibesitzer Michel Dorfler
Daniel Zillmann ... Toni
Liane Forestieri ... Rosi Gamser
Lisa Maria Potthoff ... Gerdi
Rike Schmid Rike Schmid ... Anna Dorfler
Barbara Bauer ... Ursel
Maximilian Brückner ... Reporter Robert
Horst Krause ... Delegationsleiter
Bastian Pastewka ... von Hase
Stefan Betz Stefan Betz ... Basti
Andreas Harwarth Andreas Harwarth ... Kaspar
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The carpennter Gamser from Garmisch-Patenkirchen, southern Germany, aims at success as a bobber at the Winter Olympics 1952. One of his opponents is his old rival Dorfler from his home country.

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Biography | Comedy

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Based on the true story of two German bobsledders, surprisingly winning the two-man and four-man competition at the 1952 Winter Olympics. See more »

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This is no "Wer früher stirbt...
22 January 2007 | by erle-3See all my reviews

This is no "Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot", director Rosenmüller's last and very prominent work. "Schwere Jungs" is visibly a low-budget production driven by excellent character work. It's strength lies in the actors and the quaint fifties setting of upper Bavaria. If there are flaws, then they stem from the attempt to cram some 6 or so sub-plots into a movie already laden with storyline. To keep it all together, Rosenmüller had to invent cross-connections between characters and motivations that strain credibility. Another minus are the fake Bavarian accents some of the actors come up with. It's good to have quality talent on-screen, but couldn't they have found some native Bavarians?


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Germany

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German

Release Date:

18 January 2007 (Germany) See more »

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EUR5,300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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