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Der Wixxer (2004)

A mysterious serial killer is shocking the underworld. Scotland Yard is investigating the case. Clues lead the detectives to Blackwhite Castle.

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Oliver Kalkofe ...
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Tanja Wenzel ...
Olli Dittrich ...
Dieter Dubinsky
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Rather Short / Der Wixxer neu
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Doris Dubinsky
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Christoph Maria Herbst ...
Wolfgang Völz ...
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Der taube Jack
Lars Rudolph ...
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Eva Ebner ...
Miss Drycunt
Oliver Welke ...
Dr. Brinkman
André Meyer ...
Pommi
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A mysterious serial killer is shocking the underworld. Scotland Yard is investigating the case. Clues lead the detectives to Blackwhite Castle.

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20 May 2004 (Germany)  »

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The Trixxer  »

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€4,700,000 (estimated)

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$2,685,427 (Germany), 21 May 2004
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Trivia

Newspapers shown in the title sequence reporting on the Wixxer: The Times, Daily Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Time, The Sun, Wild und Hund, P.M., Bussi Bär, Weekly Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Islington Observer, The Islington Post, Coupé, Bravo, Cosmopolitan and Super Illu. See more »

Goofs

When the box in the harbor opens and the girl-group "No Angels" runs out of the box screaming, one member (Nadja Benaissa) can still be seen in the right-hand corner of the screen, trying to hide behind a pole. Her knee was hurt, so she couldn't run like the other girls. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Even Longer: [climbing out of a trap door from a cellar] I thought I was a goner.
Miss Pennymarket: This is an old trap door, from the 14th Century.
Butler Alfons Hatler: We still need it - for the Jehovah's Witnesses.
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Spoofs The Sinister Monk (1965) See more »

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The Wizard
Music and Lyrics by Carl Smyth
© 1999 by EMI Music Publishing Limited
By courtesy of EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Performed by Right Said Fred feat. Doris Dubinsky
By courtesy of Ministry Of Sound
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A painful embarrassment
22 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Do you have an "Uncle Joe" who always tells very dated and unfunny jokes and laughs a lot about them? Think of a meeting of a dozen of "Uncle Joes" ... Wouldn't you rather be anywhere else? I bet you would. I've been there, I've seen the movie "Der Wixxer", and it's been torture. The movie starts with a warning itself, with a scene featuring Anke Engelke, and therefore with something that's far worse than just bad acting. It will already make you feel sorry for everyone involved in this project. If you'd ignore this warning - you shouldn't! - you'd see a parody of the Edgar Wallace series, very low budget - well: cheap - German crime movies from the early 60ies that still get some admiration for their tackiness and camp value. Would anybody care to see a parody of "Plan Nine From Outer Space"? They've thrown in some jokes in the antique "Zucker"-style, references to the German TV, even an especially pointless one to "Silence of the lambs". There are lots of jokes, but they are all of the "Uncle Joe" variety.

The sad thing about this is that some of the actors have shown real talent and humor in German comedy shows. Must have been the writers and directors fault then. Oliver Kalkofe, whose impression of an actor playing an inspector is simply ridiculous, has his own TV show, in which he's doing parodies on remarkably inane TV moments. Sometimes it's very clever and extremely funny, sometimes he's just insulting those involved as "stupid" and "brainless". Those people will love this movie, where Kalkofe doesn't only play the leading role, but has also co-written the script. Whatever they've done, this is worse. It's not unintentionally funny, but unintentionally unfunny.


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