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Piratensender Power Play (1982)

Tommy and Mike operate a pirate radiostation, which is very famous and the most heared radiostation in germany and the police and operators of the "Bayerischer Rundfunk" (Bavarian Broadcast Company) try to stop them from sending.


Sigi Rothemund (as Siggi Götz)


Thomas Gottschalk (additional dialogue), Mike Krüger (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Thomas Gottschalk ... Thommy
Mike Krüger ... Mike
Evelyn Hamann Evelyn Hamann ... Frl. Wachtel
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Rundfunkintendant
Willy Harlander Willy Harlander ... Richter
Jacques Herlin ... Dr. Eisenhauer
Beate Hasenau Beate Hasenau ... Fräulein Pfiff
Walter Kraus Walter Kraus
Otto Retzer ... Polizist (as Otto W. Retzer)
Katja Flint Katja Flint
Rainer Basedow Rainer Basedow ... Einsatzleiter Pluderer
Gunther Philipp Gunther Philipp ... Dr. Müller-Hammeldorf
Denise Bielmann Denise Bielmann ... Susi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas von der Meden Andreas von der Meden ... Dr. Eisenhauer (voice)


Tommy and Mike operate a pirate radiostation, which is very famous and the most heared radiostation in germany and the police and operators of the "Bayerischer Rundfunk" (Bavarian Broadcast Company) try to stop them from sending.

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West Germany



Release Date:

14 January 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Радиопираты See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Lisa-Film See more »
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The radio station van is actually a Chevrolet G20. See more »


When Tommy is playing the saxophone he is not moving his hands. It doesn't fit with the music. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the older video and DVD releases all songs played on the radio were changed to totally different songs, because the music releases expired. Some of Thomas Gottschalks dialogue was also re-looped (by a different person) because his character introduces the songs. For the newer DVD edition (2007) the original music rights were renewed and the film appears in the same form like during its theatrical release. See more »


Spoofs Tatort: Duisburg-Ruhrort (1981) See more »


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Hilarious. Naive. Attractive. And above all - RELAXING!
20 July 2004 | by exciter-2See all my reviews

I loved it. REALLY. For some reason I can not even name a sincere relaxing and fun to watch comedy of recent years - that would come close. Two guys - who are not really losers at the first glance - indulge themselves in a bit of a weird hobby. Owning and operating an illegal FM radio station. And local listeners LOVE THEM. For a simple reason. Every "official" Bawarian radio-station in their area totally and utterly lame! Tragedy for monokini wearing German beach-girls haplessly trying to catch a glimpse of timid European sun from behind the clouds on the lake shore with a trusted boom-box. So they tune every time when "Tommy und Mike" are on the air. The problem is - investigators from the official broadcasting corporation together with cops are tuning in as well. And using modern technology in a form of triangulating equipment of WWII era used by Nazis to pinpoint location of British and Russian radio transmitters. And they are hell-bent on finding and taking down Tommy and Mike's fun, but illegal (though non-profit) enterprise. At the same very moment Mike's farmer owning big sister comes up with a plan to make money of her brother's passion for broadcasting and radio DJing. She sells some heirlooms. Buys Chevy Van stuffed with professional mobile broadcasting equipment... And hilarity begins.

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