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Der Schuh des Manitu (2001)

Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Abahachi / Winnetouch / Grauer Star (extended edition) (as Michael Bully Herbig)
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Ranger
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Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
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Uschi
Hilmi Sözer ...
Hombre
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John
Siegfried Terpoorten ...
Jim
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Joe
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Jack
Irshad Panjatan ...
Tim Sikyea ...
Berater Schoschone #1
Robert Alan Packard ...
Berater Schoschone #2
Salvatore Pascale ...
Kleiner Schoschone
Antonio Ramirez ...
Falscher Hase
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Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to finance his tribe's new saloon. Unfortunately Santa Maria, who sold the saloon, betrays Abahachi, takes the money and leaves. Soon, the Shoshones are on the warpath to get their money back, and Abahachi is forced to organize it quickly. Luckily, he, his twin brother Winnetouch, beautiful dancer Uschi and the Greek Dimitri each own a quarter of a treasure map that leads them to 'the shoe of Manitu'. There, Santa Maria already awaits them to take their new treasure away as well. But he did not think about the determination of Abahachi's team. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Die neue Komödie von Bully

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Comedy | Western

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19 July 2001 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,379,145 (Germany) (10 August 2001)
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Trivia

Before "Der Schuh des Manitu", the two main characters "Abahachi" and "Ranger" were referred to as "Winnetou" and "Old Shatterhand" in the skits of the Bullyparade. However, after the movie was aired, they suddenly gained their "true" names in the Bullyparade, too. See more »

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In the tap dance sequence before starting to sing the Superperforator song, the scratch in the parquet that Sky Dumont makes in the main tap dance can already be seen. See more »

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Dimitri: I am Dimitri Stupakis, exchange Bandit from Greece.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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One of my favorites
1 August 2005 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

A wonderful comedy about Abahachi and Ranger who upon escaping from the hostile Schoschone tribe embark on a quest to find buried treasure of the Apache people. Little do they know that they are followed by the notorious Santa Maria gang but everything changes most unexpectedly when Abahachi's twin brother Winnetouch emerges. Yes, I know, this film was not just a hit, it was a smash in the German speaking part of the world. They should definitely have done it in English, only this way could it achieve a wider release and, I hope, recognition it really deserves. Down here in Russia Manitu's shoe came out in a single ( can you imagine it ) movie theatre in Moscow! No wonder, it went unnoticed. It was not until two years later that the film hit TV and we realized how much we missed. The movie became the top selling DVD overnight. I remember dropping at some video store and asking if they had Manitu's shoe, the salesman told me that this DVD was unavailable then because of an overwhelming demand. He said: Whenever we get this film, it is sold out within a couple of hours. Personally I love this film immensely. Very entertaining, with snappy writing, it pokes fun at an all too familiar genre. The cast is excellent, I enjoyed every moment of this movie and I want to see it again and again.


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