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Bandits (1997)

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to... See full summary »

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Cast

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Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ...
Luna
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Angel
Jutta Hoffmann ...
Marie
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Schwarz
Werner Schreyer ...
West
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Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz ...
Schneider
August Schmölzer ...
Gunther
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Nick
Peter Sattmann ...
Gold
Peter Rühring ...
Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner ...
Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren ...
Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck ...
Aufseherin 1 / Custodian #1
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Storyline

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws. Written by Antje

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Bandidas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,358 (USA) (24 September 1999)

Gross:

$24,187 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Emma is holding West hostage outside of the bar, she pulls back the hammer on her gun. In the next shot, the hammer is at ease. See more »

Connections

References Sign 'o' the Times (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Is Now
Vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai) / Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Lyrics by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Music by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
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Good actresses and some interesting songs make up for underachieving story and disruptive "music videos".
13 November 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

The actresses in this movie were pretty good, making a fairly clichéd plot Four female convicts start a rock band and escape from, jail, get chased, take a good looking hostage and have sex with him. Along the way they bond and become pop-music superstars. The story could have worked, if it wasn't interrupted every five minutes with a music "video" (it's shot beautifully on 35mm film). I like musicals, whether it's Tommy or Singing in the Rain, but while in those films musical segments create character depth or further the plot, most of the music scenes in Bandits seem like filler. The film is all about surface, and while this surface is often beautiful, the end left me unsatisfied.


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