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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Hon Ping Tang ... Guard Lieutenant
Thomas Fritsch ... Erzähler (voice)
Michael Herbig ... Nepumuk (voice)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... König Alfons
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Herr Ärmel
Henning Baum ... Lukas
Volker Michalowski ... Postbote
Milan Peschel ... Tur Tur
Rick Kavanian ... Die Wilde 13
Annette Frier ... Frau Waas
Ozzie Yue Ozzie Yue ... Pi Pa Po
Leighanne Esperanzate ... Prinzessin Li Si
Darryl Quon ... Langer Bonze
Judy Winter ... Frau Mahlzahn (voice)
Solomon Gordon Solomon Gordon ... Jim Knopf
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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

In the book Jim can't write or read. He manages to scribble his name, but other than that, he relies on crude drawings. In the movie, Jim can already read and write from the start. 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

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

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Great fantasy adventure for children
9 April 2020 | by charluckingSee all my reviews

Very personal review following:

My young son loved this movie. He wants to watch it over and over and over... It speaks for the quality of the film that we (his parents) haven't grown completely sick of it yet.

What I like about the movies is how much it inspires the imagination of my boy. He endlessly wants to play scenes from the movie, calls himself Jim and his father Luke. At first I thought it might be a bit too scary for a 3 year old but he doesn't mind the slightly darker sequences.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,699,718
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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