History Film / KnockinOnHeavensDoor

18th Sep '15 7:22:51 PM Berrenta
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''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a German [[BuddyPicture Buddy Comedy]][=/=]RoadMovie from 1997 about two terminally ill young men, Martin Brest (Til Schweiger) who has just been diagnosed with a big brain tumor and Rudi Wurlitzer (Jan Josef Liefers) who suffers from bone cancer, who meet and decide to have some fun during the last few days they may have to live. Rudi tells Martin that he has never seen the ocean before, so Martin decides he wants to get his new buddy to the ocean. They steal a Mercedes roadster and escape from the hospital. However, it's two brutal but bumbling gangsters whom they steal the car from, there's a gun in the glove compartment, and in the trunk lies a [[BriefcaseFullOfMoney briefcase with a million Marks inside]]. Frankie Beluga, the two gangsters' boss, orders them to get the car and the money back. Meanwhile, since they've got nothing to lose anymore anyway, Rudi and Martin start their own criminal career.

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''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a German [[BuddyPicture Buddy Comedy]][=/=]RoadMovie Comedy]][=/=]RoadTripPlot from 1997 about two terminally ill young men, Martin Brest (Til Schweiger) who has just been diagnosed with a big brain tumor and Rudi Wurlitzer (Jan Josef Liefers) who suffers from bone cancer, who meet and decide to have some fun during the last few days they may have to live. Rudi tells Martin that he has never seen the ocean before, so Martin decides he wants to get his new buddy to the ocean. They steal a Mercedes roadster and escape from the hospital. However, it's two brutal but bumbling gangsters whom they steal the car from, there's a gun in the glove compartment, and in the trunk lies a [[BriefcaseFullOfMoney briefcase with a million Marks inside]]. Frankie Beluga, the two gangsters' boss, orders them to get the car and the money back. Meanwhile, since they've got nothing to lose anymore anyway, Rudi and Martin start their own criminal career.



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* RoadMovieRoadTripPlot
12th Mar '15 2:13:52 AM eroock
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* FakeNationality: The German actor Moritz Bleibtreu plays Frankie's Arab henchman Abdul.



* NoExportForYou: Despite the film's worldwide acclaim, it has never been released on any home video formats in the US (it was given a brief theatrical release in 1999 though).
12th Mar '15 2:11:28 AM eroock
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* ForeignLanguageTitle: The movie title is a reference to the Music/BobDylan song.
23rd Nov '14 12:43:00 PM Cindylover1969
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* ShoutOut: Martin Brest and Rudi Wurlitzer are respectively named after the director of ''Film/MidnightRun'' and the main writer of ''Film/TwoLaneBlacktop'', both also road movies.
1st Sep '14 6:21:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BrandX: [=TVL2=] is an obvious stand-in for the German TV station {{RTL2}}.

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* BrandX: [=TVL2=] is an obvious stand-in for the German TV station {{RTL2}}.Creator/{{RTL2}}.
25th Feb '14 7:55:55 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AThreesomeIsHot: One of the things Rudi wants to spend his money on. A couple of Dutch hookers oblige.


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* AThreesomeIsHot: One of the things Rudi wants to spend his money on. A couple of Dutch hookers oblige.
24th Nov '13 1:13:59 PM iilija64
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* BankRobbery: Martin robs a bank to be able to pay for his and Rudi's clothes. That's before they know about the BriefcaseFullOfMoney in the trunk of the Mercedes. Shortly after he leaves, Henk and Abdul try to rob the same bank to gather a replacement million, just to find out someone has already emptied that bank.

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* BankRobbery: Martin robs a bank to be able to pay for his and Rudi's clothes. That's before they know about the BriefcaseFullOfMoney in the trunk of the Mercedes. Shortly after he leaves, Henk and Abdul try to rob the same bank to gather a replacement million, car, just to find out someone has already emptied that bank.
25th Jun '13 4:58:21 PM Buscemi
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* NoExportForYou: Despite the film's worldwide acclaim, it has never been released in the US.

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* NoExportForYou: Despite the film's worldwide acclaim, it has never been released on any home video formats in the US.US (it was given a brief theatrical release in 1999 though).
12th Jun '13 3:23:53 PM Odon
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* AThreesomeIsHot: A couple of Dutch hookers oblige.

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* AThreesomeIsHot: One of the things Rudi wants to spend his money on. A couple of Dutch hookers oblige.
12th Jun '13 3:23:13 PM Odon
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* AThreesomeIsHot: A couple of Dutch hookers oblige.
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