'''DieWildenKerle''' (lit: "the wild guys") are a German movie series (based on the children's book series ''Literature/DieWildenFussballKerle'', which became ''Literature/TheWildSoccerBunch'' in the CulturalTranslation in America) from TheNoughties about a team of boys ([[AndZoidberg and Vanessa]]) who like to play football (soccer, for Americans).

There are no less than five movies about them:

# "Alles ist gut, solange du wild bist!": The team has a problem: A bunch of [[TheBully older bullies]], lead by "fat Micky", have occupied the place where they use to play football. A match (naturally) shall decide who gets the right for the place. Fortunately, former football pro Willi is there to train the boys.
# They need money for an upgrade of their sports field for a match vs. the national team, and Vanessa has fallen in love with the cool skater boy Gonzo and is missing for an important match.
# "Die Attacke der Biestigen Biester": The bunch is challenged for the title of "wildest team in the world" - by an all-girls team, of all things.
# "Der Angriff der Silberlichten": The team has to do a freestyle soccer contest against the "wolves of Ragnarök". [[HalfwayPlotSwitch Then,]] the "Silberlichten" team lead by the girl Horizon appears. And she tries to seduce the boys...
# "Hinter dem Horizont": After Leon has disappeared, the team looks for him and crosses the borders of reality, it seems. They discover a castle inhabited by vampires, who challenge them to a "Soccer 3D" match.

Especially the later movies weren't exactly liked by the critics, but they still were commercially successful.
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!!Examples:

* TheAlcoholic: Willi has a problem.
* {{Americanization}}: The American version is set in Chicago. Leon became Kevin, Vanessa became Zoe, and so on.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Nerv, appearing in #3. His nickname even is derived from "nerven" (to get on someone's nerves). Later, he gets RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap (in-universe) though.
* BadassBandanna: Vanessa wears one.
* TheBeautifulGame: And it's SeriousBusiness.
* BrokenPedestal: Willi in the first movie, when they learn (from fat Micky, of all people) that Willi wasn't a pro as he claimed.
* ButNotTooForeign: Rocce, the half-Brazilian
* CatchPhrase: "Alles ist gut, solange du wild bist!" (Everything's cool, as long as you're wild!)
* CompositeCharacter: The animated series does this to pretty much everyone, in order to reduce the cast.
** Deniz fulfils the role of Fabi as Leons best friend and has the same issues with his Soccer-Pro Daddy like Rocce.
** Markus has the stoicism of Maxi.
** Marlon has Maxis *world's hardest shooting*
** Jojo is aged down to fulfil Joschkas role.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Willi disappeared after the first movie. Other members of the team were PutOnABus. Sometimes, TheBusCameBack.
* CoolBike: For a gag, in the bike scenes they added sound effects of motorbikes. And in #4, they get real bikes.
* CoveredInGunge: Vanessa in #4, after deliberately losing in the Free Style Soccer contest.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: When Leon disappears in #5, Raban and Joschka get the idea that he was abducted by vampires.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Each and everyone of the "Wilden Kerle" has their own book.
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Unbesiegbare Sieger, Biestige Biester (two of their opponents)
* DistaffCounterpart: Die biestigen Biester
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Inverted. The first movies were about mundane topics, but in the latter they had to play against vampires. ???
* EarthDrift
* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: Several members have left the "Wilden Kerle" for the one or other reason, and sometimes even joined other teams, but returned later. More common in the movies.
* FatBastard: Der dicke Michi (fat Micky)
* FemmeFatale: Horizon (which is her nickname!) has elements of this.
* FilmOfTheBook: Five of them.
* FloweryCurses: Sometimes bordering on TotallyRadical
* FreeRangeChildren: A very {{egregious}} case. Im the fifth movie, they look for Leon who has disappeared. The search takes ten months! Do they still have parents??
* GadgeteerGenius: Hadschi, "Düsentrieb" in #5 for the vampires.
* GenreShift: The first movie was a quite conventional kids' sports movie. Later movies added romance (appropriate since the boys grew up), adventure (OK, I guess) and fantasy / horror (???).
* LettingHerHairDown: Vanessa in #4
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Justified, you need eleven people for a real football team. Many of those (at least of our heroes) get ADayInTheLimelight.
* LoveInterest: Gonzo for Vanessa in the 2nd, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Horizon]] in the 4th movie.
* TheMerch: Including stuff you "need" if you want to found an official "Wilde Kerle" team in RealLife.
* NerdGlasses: Raban
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: All of them, except #2.
* OneSteveLimit: However, in another way broken - until the books came out, "Joschka" pretty much referred to politician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joschka_Fischer Joschka Fischer]].
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In #5. They like to play what you may call 3D soccer.
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: In #3.
* TheQuietOne: Maxi, who never speaks
* RepetitiveName: Hadschi ben Hadschi ben Hadschi ben Hadschi. (ShoutOut to KarlMay.)
* TheSeries: Animated, will come to your TV in 2012.
* ShoutOut: Two vampires [[ThemeNaming are named]] [[JekyllAndHyde "Jekyll" and "Hyde"]].
* SiblingRivalry: Leon and Marlon. Culminates in #4.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Vanessa.
** Inverted with their opponent team "Die biestigen Biester" - all females
* TeamPet: The dog Socke.
* TokenMinority: Deniz, the Turk
* {{Tomboy}}: Vanessa, natch. She wants to become the first woman in the (men's!) national team.
* TrueCompanions: The Bunch.
* UnfortunateNames: "Die biestigen Biester" can mean "the beastly beasts" or even "the bitchy bitches".
* WesternZodiac: Parodied, with the boys making up star signs like "scorpion-monkey-mouse" or something to the same effect.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Author / director Joachim Masannek trained a boys' soccer team.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Two main characters are named Leon and Marlon, like the sons of the author.
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