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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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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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Storyline

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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But Manitou  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,317,679
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Trivia

Generelly considered as being the most successful German movie ever with 12 million viewers. Another contender is Otto - Der Film (1985), which had 14 million viewers in West Germany and in the GDR, but since there weren't any records about viewer's attendance in the GDR, the number of 14 million could be ambiguous. Otto - Der Film (1985) had 11 million approved viewers in West Germany making Der Schuh des Manitu (2001) technically more successful. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Santa Maria's Henchman: Indians!
AbahachiRanger: Servus!
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Crazy Credits

"Erkan" and "Stefan", the duo known from Erkan & Stefan (2000), introduce the film to the audience. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Ragtime city
Written by Dieter Holesch
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Seen for the first time (English subtitle version)
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I like movies that make me feel good and surprise me.

I am a non German language savvy viewer and as such relied heavily on the sub titles. It was clear to me that the translations or humour misses the point for English speakers in some instances.

Not withstanding that, I still laughed out loud in a room full of people who were looking at me strangely.

I appreciated the humour (and who cares if I missed any of it, I will never know). I was asked by a friend to describe it and I called it a "Flying High in the desert, in the style of sauerkraut western" They understood immediately and sat down to watch the rest of it with me, laughing just as hard.

Simple comedy, good angles for the humour. I enjoyed... 9/10 for something just out there and surprising.


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