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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 Vallendester

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€233,253 (Netherlands) (6 February 2005)
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When nurse Rita, played by Chazia Mourali, kicks Bennie and the others out of Mast's hospital room, the music playing on the background is that of De zwakste schakel (2001), the Dutch version of The Weakest Link (2000). Mourali is the host of this show. See more »

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When Bennie and Koen are flying through the air on the bungee cord, the guard and dog previously hanging from their feet are nowhere to be seen. They reappear in a subsequent shot where the guard gets caught in the barbed wire on the prison wall and Bennie kicks the dog away. See more »

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Milo: That's Vuk, my cousin. He's pretty good with electricity. For that meat ball paradise of yours; he can link up stuff.
Bennie: I don't need your Fuck.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Grijpstra & de Gier: Uit naam der liefde (2005) See more »

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Pleasantly Simple
13 February 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I went to see Vet hard (or as it is called in Belgium 'volle gas' ) with expectations that weren't too high. My experience with former dutch attempts at action movies, especially the ones as far back as the 'flodder' movies and other dick maas attempts like 'amsterdamned', were not too good. And the trailer of vet hard did not promise any improvement.

What a sigh of relief I could breathe when I watched the movie! The story is erratic and makes no sense at times, but the movie does not aspire or pretend to be a feat of high story telling ability. Instead it focuses on it's best assets; fun action sequences which are exhilarating at times, despite the limited budget, and slapstick-like humor provided by a fantastic Jack Wouterse in the role of 'Bennie' and Peter van den Begin as 'Vuk'.

The acting overall ranges from adequate to excellent, the best being provided by Kurt Rogiers who portrays a necrophiliac serial-rapist in a way that he is almost likable. Jack Wouterse plays a convincing and extremely funny overweight Bennie and carries the role of the main character well. I wasn't too exited by the acting of Bracha van Doesburgh however, who looks great, but, as a fist timer tries her best to portray her character as believable as possible but fails in doing so at times.

All in all Vet Hard has it's weak points, a lot of them actually, but it is easy to forgive them. The movie was made with love and care and it is clearly visible the cast had a lot of fun making it.

An 8 out of 10


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