Die Vorstadtkrokodile

Die Vorstadtkrokodile

BR Deutschland 1977, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Highly-praised film version of Max von Grün′s youth novel that was produced for TV and was broadcast either as a complete film or in multiple parts. The story is centered on a group of children that is called "Vorstadtkrokodile" and whose members, boys and girls, all come from a working class quarter in the Ruhr area. When the boy Hannes takes on a test of courage to be finally accepted to the gang, he is exposed to life-threatening danger – and is saved by Kurt, of all people, who is paralyzed. Kurt would also like to join the gang but because of his paralysis the other children treat him as an outsider and often bully him. Kurt does not get his opportunity until one night he observes a group of burglars: With his help, the gang wants to help arrest the felons. That is the starting point of a thrilling adventure. In its course, the children have to amend some of their prejudices.

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Credits

Director:Wolfgang Becker
Screenplay:Max von der Grün
Director of photography:Werner Kurz
Editing:Jean-Marc Lesguillons
  
Cast: 
Heiner BeekerFrank Steffenhagen
Thomas BohnenHannes Burgmüller
Ralf BuchholzRudolf Strehl
Heinz BätherTheo Bruns
Eberhard FeikHerr Wolfermann
Birgit KomannsKurt Wolfermann
Thomas MüllerPeter Stratmann
Rita RamachersMaria Weissmann
Manfred RudolphErich Budde
Holger SchneiderOtto Brinkmann
Martin SemmelroggeEgon Steffenhagen
Josef SiegerWilli Holtmann
Wolfgang SielingOlaf Weissmann
Marie-Luise MarjanFrau Burgsmüller
Rosel ZechFrau Wolfermann
Willy SemmelroggeMinigolfplatzbesitzer
Thomas NaumannKarli
  
Production company:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)

All Credits

Director:Wolfgang Becker
Screenplay:Max von der Grün
based on:Max von der Grün (Jugendbuch "Vorstadtkrokodile")
Director of photography:Werner Kurz
Set design:Jörg Meier (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Horst Giese
Make-up artist:Christiane Sonnenberg, Norbert Gerwin
Costume design:Detlef Papendorf
Editing:Jean-Marc Lesguillons
Sound:Richard Kettelhake
  
Cast: 
Heiner BeekerFrank Steffenhagen
Thomas BohnenHannes Burgmüller
Ralf BuchholzRudolf Strehl
Heinz BätherTheo Bruns
Eberhard FeikHerr Wolfermann
Birgit KomannsKurt Wolfermann
Thomas MüllerPeter Stratmann
Rita RamachersMaria Weissmann
Manfred RudolphErich Budde
Holger SchneiderOtto Brinkmann
Martin SemmelroggeEgon Steffenhagen
Josef SiegerWilli Holtmann
Wolfgang SielingOlaf Weissmann
Marie-Luise MarjanFrau Burgsmüller
Rosel ZechFrau Wolfermann
Willy SemmelroggeMinigolfplatzbesitzer
Thomas NaumannKarli
  
Production company:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer (TV):Wolf-Dietrich Brücker (WDR), Monika Paetow (WDR)
Unit production manager:Willi Christophori
Original distributor:Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht (FWU) (München)
Length:971 m, 89 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.1982, 53413, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 25.12.1977, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Vorstadtkrokodile

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Original

Length:971 m, 89 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.1982, 53413, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 25.12.1977, ARD
 

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