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Killing Cars (1986)

In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Prochnow ... Ralph Korda
Senta Berger ... Marie Landauer
Agnès Soral ... Violet Blum
Daniel Gélin ... Kellermann
Stefan Meinke Stefan Meinke ... Niki
Peter Matic Peter Matic ... Dr. Hein
Bernhard Wicki ... Von der Mühle
Osman Ragheb Osman Ragheb ... Scheich Al-Atassi
William Conrad ... Mr. Mahoney
Axel Scholtz Axel Scholtz ... Peter
Marina Larsen Marina Larsen ... Dina
Klaus Mikoleit Klaus Mikoleit ... Werk-Detektiv Tiedtke
Wolf Gaudlitz Wolf Gaudlitz ... Werk-Detektiv Maus
Oliver Rohrbeck ... Stich
Uwe Hacker Uwe Hacker ... Schulz
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Storyline

In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the target of killers. After Ralph Korda has given his patented worldcar to a German automaker for testing, he is confronted by ominous men, eager to get their hands on his patent. Evil Arab petroleum lords also want to stop this threat to the gasoline market any way they can. Written by Ørnås

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Brilliant automotive engineer. Ruthless businessman. Moving target...

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 February 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Blitz See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'World Car' was in fact a heavily modified "Sonic GT", a gullwing sports coupe which was designed and built by Alois Barmettler of Nidwald, Switzerland and marketed later by Albar Cars, Germany. See more »

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Mellow One
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Performed by Todd Canedy
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This was a good idea totally wasted
5 June 2001 | by maralexSee all my reviews

I was tremendously disappointed by this film. The idea of a perfect car, that didn't need petrol, being kept under wraps ready to become THE world car, seen in every country but then being hijacked by people with a vested interest in seeing it disappear should have been gripping. It wasn't. The entire film was an incoherent, noisy mess and some of the dubbed voices were so flat it was impossible to believe in the characters. Juergen Prochnow, who obviously did his own dubbing, spent most of the movie in a thoroughly surly mood - much how I felt after I'd seen it - and lacked his usual charisma although he rushed around very convincingly. The movie was too long, and by the end I really didn't care what happened to the car, Prochnow or the ideals behind it all. Maybe it lost something in the translation, but for me it completely missed the mark. Don't bother unless you're desperate to see Prochnow and/or Senta Berger get their clothes off.


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