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Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a quiche bakery, a suicidal manic-depressive woman and a Yougoslavian who keeps blowing things up unintended. They need to get 300000 Euro to get Bennies father a new liver. Complicating matters are that Bennie is being stalked by gangsters who want him to pay back a debt, the employees are more interested in cooking than in criminality, nobody can communicate with the Yugoslavian, the adoptive and biological son don't get along, and everything that can go wrong does go wrong - leaving a path of damaged buildings, people and - especially - vehicles behind. Written by
In the title sequence, the hand holding the nail clipper clipping Bennie's toenail is actually Tim Oliehoek's hand. See more »
During the chase following the bank robbery, a car crashes into another, causing a small explosion of white smoke. This smoke appears before the cars hit each other. See more »
[Bennie talks to Dr. John, who is treating a moaning man]
Hey. Hey, you. My father just told me he's been given up. And you say you can't do anything.
Not much. I'm afraid Mr. Mast is no longer a candidate for an organ donation.
Mr. Mast has a very poor condition and is already at an old age...
Because he's had a tough life! I'd like to see you at that age!
[to the moaning man]
When do you ever shut up, man! I'm talking to the doctor!
You don't understand. There just aren't enough ...
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After the credits an additional scene is shown featuring Martin and Peter baking fries in Bennie's snack bar. They are watching a TV program and see that Dr. Van Isacker has won a quiche-baking competition; it is implied that he stole their recipes. Martin and Peter then throw their fries away in rage. See more »
Well, I read in some of the reviews here that the story is not really highly original and that is indeed true. However, it is not that strange, since this movie is a Dutch re-make from the Danish movie "Old Men in New Cars", something most viewers seem to have missed. Not having seen the original I can't compare the two and maybe that is for the better, because often a re-make loses it from the original, simply for that is not the original.
Vet Hard is a good debut from new Dutch director Tim Oliehoek. It doesn't have any pretensions, other then to just simply entertain and that it certainly does. Jack Wouterse is perfectly casted as Bennie, the main character and also the rest of the cast is adequate. The movie evolves around some nice action sequences and slapstick humor and all in all this makes for an entertaining experience. Not a top 250 of all time movie, but good enough for a nice and relaxed evening.
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