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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »

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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

Shadows
Vocals by Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Lyrics and Music by Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
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Now that's what I call a Band on the Run.
25 June 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Telling of a rock group of four imprisoned females who escape and enjoy overnight commercial musical success because of their notoriety, "Bandits" is not of the sexsational genre of B-flicks about women in prison commonplace in America. Instead it is a stylish, artfully shot sort of quasi-musical-drama-rock-video out of Germany with verve, solid music, a creative story, and a captivating screenplay. "Bandits", which received high marks from critics and viewers, is just real enough to get involved with while being just unreal enough to make rooting for the escapees easily rationalized. Love the ending. Worth a look for those into "girl power" and rock music.


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