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Straight Shooter (1999)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 15 April 1999 (Germany)
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After his daughter died of cancer, former French foreign legionnaire "Straight Shooter" alias Volker Bretz threatens those who financed, built, favoured and now work the nuclear power plant... See full summary »

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Thomas Bohn

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Thomas Bohn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Frank Hector
Heino Ferch ... Volker Bretz
Katja Flint Katja Flint ... Regina Toelle
Hannelore Hoger ... Lena Hoelldobler
Ulrich Mühe ... Markus Paufler
Jürgen Schornagel ... Andreas Berndt
Bernhard Bettermann Bernhard Bettermann ... Ingolf Pasternak
Maximillian Beckmann Maximillian Beckmann ... Patrick Toelle
Bianca Brad Bianca Brad ... Frau Bretz
Georg Blumreiter Georg Blumreiter ... Bösken
Klaus Czizek Klaus Czizek ... Jonathan Gettmann
Walter Gontermann Walter Gontermann ... Ohtz
Holger von Hartlieb Holger von Hartlieb ... Assistent Wiegräfe
Stefan Hunstein Stefan Hunstein ... Tom Tom
Nadine Klante Nadine Klante ... Frau in Cafeteria / Woman in Cafeteria
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After his daughter died of cancer, former French foreign legionnaire "Straight Shooter" alias Volker Bretz threatens those who financed, built, favoured and now work the nuclear power plant Atar II to kill one of them each day until the plant is shut down. His former drill sergeant, Frank Hector, who now owns several night clubs and brothels, is the only one who might be able to stop the maniac killing specialist. Frank is flown in instantly, but soon has to find out that his former comrade's actions might be a result from an event long ago. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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He created the perfect killing machine. Now he has to stop him. See more »


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 April 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tireur d'élite See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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The shooter is supposed to be a highly trained and experienced sniper. Yet he casually walks around the flat rooftops of tall buildings to stalk his victims, making him easily visible from adjacent buildings. See more »

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References Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996) See more »

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Sleep Somehow
By Peter Heppner, Markus Reinhardt (as Wolfsheim)
Performed by Peter Heppner, Markus Reinhardt (as Wolfsheim)
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The German Rambo...
21 April 1999 | by Sven-9See all my reviews

STRAIGHT SHOOTER is a straight forward movie in a way, we all have seen in the German TATORT TV-series before. Director Thomas Bohn did well and tried to get a deeper inside view of a human killer (the Straight Shooter - Dennis Hopper as Frank Hector gave him this name but I still don't know why, did I miss a line?). Dennis Hopper is minimized to a very cool character (sorry for him) and Heino Ferch as Shooter could become a real German Bruce Willis - he should just have spoken a bit more! Thanx to Producer Joseph Vilsmaier for getting away from stupid German comedies and at least try to make a straight forward German thriller!


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