6.8/10
638
9 user 3 critic

Zuckerbaby (1985)

An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Percy Adlon, Gwendolyn von Ambesser (additional writer)
Reviews
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Brad Davis, Judge Reinhold
Céleste (1980)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1914, with men gone to war, Marcel Proust hired Céleste Albaret as his attendant. More than eight years later, she was at his side when he died. During this entire time, she only entered... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Eva Mattes, Jürgen Arndt, Norbert Wartha
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Lolita Davidovich, Brendan Fraser
Babycakes (TV Movie 1989)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer, Nada Despotovich
Bagdad Cafe (TV Series 1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Jean Stapleton, James Gammon
Salmonberries (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alma Mahler's affair with the young architect Walter Gropius sets in motion a marital drama that forces her husband Gustav Mahler to seek advice from Sigmund Freud.

Directors: Felix O. Adlon, Percy Adlon
Stars: Johannes Silberschneider, Barbara Romaner, Karl Markovics
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Marianne
Eisi Gulp Eisi Gulp ... Huber
Toni Berger ... Mortician
Manuela Denz Manuela Denz ... Mrs. Huber
Will Spindler Will Spindler ... Train Conductor
Hans Stadlbauer Hans Stadlbauer ... Train Conductor
Meret Burger Meret Burger ... Girl in the Train
Werner Zeussel Werner Zeussel
Christiane Blumhoff Christiane Blumhoff
Dietrich Kerky Dietrich Kerky
Peter Weiß Peter Weiß
Michele Tichawsky Michele Tichawsky
Paul Würges Paul Würges ... Himself - Leader of his Combo (as Paul Wuerges)
Edit

Storyline

In a large city lives a lonesome, 38-year old woman. Without friends, she has indulged in food and candy too much and has become a bit overweight. In short, she is disappointed in her life. One day she sees a young and handsome subway driver and instantly falls in love with him. In a very short time, she finds out all about him and eventually contacts him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugarbaby See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Bagdad Cafe (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is for all the fat girls....
19 July 2005 | by acrisisblogSee all my reviews

Camryn Manheim held up the Emmy Award she won for her role as Ellenor Frutt on The Practice and said..."This is for all the fat girls!" This film liberates "fat girls" in a similar way. Marianne Sägebrecht is "Marianne" the mortician's assistant whose life is as dead as her customers. She rides to work on the subway, listens to the negative comments about her by ladies in the local shops, and takes an occasional swim at the local pool when she needs to just get away and think. All that changes the day she spots Huber, the young handsome subway driver. What chance would a fat middle aged mortician's assistant have of seducing a young handsome blonde man? Marianne proves that hope springs eternal. I enjoyed this film when it was played on Showtime in the late 1980's and I recently tracked down a copy to see it again.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed