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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
     

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Director: Thomas Jahn

Cast: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke

 
Two terminal patients leave their hospital beds for the open highway in this German road movie, a popular success in Germany. When cancer victim Rudi (Jan Josef Liefers) meets Martin (Til Schweiger), who has a brain tumor, they knock back tequila one night and decide to head north to experience life at the seashore, something Rudi has hoped to do his entire life.

Overview

Two terminal patients leave their hospital beds for the open highway in this German road movie, a popular success in Germany. When cancer victim Rudi (Jan Josef Liefers) meets Martin (Til Schweiger), who has a brain tumor, they knock back tequila one night and decide to head north to experience life at the seashore, something Rudi has hoped to do his entire life. However, the car they've stolen belongs to two thieves and contains a million marks. Soon they're being pursued by both thugs and cops. The film's soundtrack includes Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Shown at the 1997 London and AFI/Los Angeles film festivals.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2010
UPC:
8809196599464
Original Release:
1997
Source:
Imports
Sales rank:
82,301

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Til Schweiger Martin Brest
Jan Josef Liefers Rudi Wurlitzer
Thierry van Werveke Henk
Moritz Bleibtreu Abdul
Huub Stapel Frankie "Boy" Beluga
Leonard Lansink Commissioner Schneider
Ralph Herforth Keller
Cornelia Froboess Martin's Mother
Rutger Hauer Curtiz
Wladimir Weigl Actor
Hark Bohm Actor
Juergen Becker Actor
Markus Knuefken Actor
Florian Fitz Actor
Tyron Ricketts Actor
Hannes Jaenicke Actor
Christiane Paul Actor
Willi Thomczyk Actor
Corinna Harfouch Actor
Bernd Eichinger Actor

Technical Credits
Thomas Jahn Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Monika Bauert Production Designer
Alex Berner Editor
Wolfgang Braun Co-producer
Babylon Casting Casting
Stephan Colli Sound/Sound Designer
Andre Heinicke Producer
Viola Jaeger Associate Producer
Christoph Ott Co-producer
Franz Plasa Score Composer
Til Schweiger Producer,Screenwriter
Selig Score Composer
Gero Steffen Cinematographer
Oliver Stoltz Associate Producer
Heike Weber Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Zickler Producer

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