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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (original title)
An orphan boy in search of his origin. A young princess held prisoner in deadly Dragon City. Jim and his friend Luke discovering mysterious lands on the quest of a lifetime.

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Dennis Gansel
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Credited cast:
Shirley MacLaine ... Mrs. Grindtooth (voice)
Michael Herbig ... Nepumuk (voice)
Henning Baum ... Lukas
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... König Alfons
Annette Frier ... Frau Waas
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Herr Ärmel
Milan Peschel ... Tur Tur
Hon Ping Tang ... Guard Lieutenant
Volker Michalowski ... Postbote
Thomas Fritsch ... Erzähler (voice)
Paul Courtenay Hyu Paul Courtenay Hyu ... Wise Man IV
Darryl Quon ... Langer Bonze
Rick Kavanian ... Die Wilde 13
Leighanne Esperanzate ... Prinzessin Li Si
Judy Winter ... Frau Mahlzahn (voice)
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An orphan boy in search of his origin. A young princess held prisoner in deadly Dragon City. Jim and his friend Luke discovering mysterious lands on the quest of a lifetime.

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Trivia

Dennis Gansel said in an interview that he grew up with the audio drama version of that story, that was released in 1973 and was also written and narrated by the novel's writer Michael Ende. See more »

Quotes

Lukas: You'll become a great explorer.
Jim Knopf: I rather be an engine driver, just like you.
Lukas: Engine drivers only follow the tracks that were found by explorers.
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Crazy Credits

While the final closing credits are rolling the words "Jim Button" are moving slowly in the background. See more »

Connections

References Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (1977) See more »

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If I was six I'll rate it higher but I'm not.
19 January 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Before you base yourself on my ratings if you are going to watch this movie or not there are a couple things to clarify. I watched this movie without reading anything about it before, I just stumbled on this movie and gave it a shot. The problem is not that it's in German, even though it's quite funny to see that all Asians speak German, but the fact that I'm fifty years old and that this movie is made for kids between five and eight. So the whole movie looks and sounds very childish. I have a wide imagination but this one is just too childish. If I were six years old I would probably love this movie, but I'm not, I'm fifty and so this movie is, even if it's well made, just not for me. But if you have kids this movie will get their attention and keep them quiet for a while.


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Germany

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English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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$12,699,718
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