Sams in Gefahr

Sams in Gefahr

Deutschland 2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

My Magical Friend Sams

What′s a SAMS? Why, a Simply Adorable and Magical Sprite, of course!

Martin is a shy 11-year-old, an outsider who has no friends. To make matters worse, Martin is continually harassed by his mean gym teacher who embarrasses and humiliates him in front of the entire class.

Even though his father, who works as a technical advisor in the school, passes out invitations to Martin′s birthday party, no classmates show up. It′s just Martin and his parents and the big empty room. But all this is about to change…

Quickly finding the small, potion-filled bottle on a bathroom shelf, his Dad mixes a few drops in his glass, drinks it…and like a colorful whirlwind of energy…WHHOOOOSH! The Sams is there! Now Martin has a real friend, and a magical one at that! Small and impish, full of mischief and topped with fuzzy red hair, the Sams talks in funny rhymes and has a face full of blue magical freckles, each one worth one wish! But there are only so many freckles... and crazy side effects that come with every new batch!

After a flurry of hilarious "wishtakes", Martin quickly learns how to wish with precision, and armed with his enchanting new companion he begins a wild escapade of magic-making that wins him lots of new friends, good grades in school…and unfortunately, the greedy attention of his obnoxious and conniving gym teacher.

Then suddenly the Sams is gone! And all at once, strange things start to happen: The gym teacher becomes school principal, suddenly has a new dream car and a beautiful villa…he′s also somehow captured the heart of the gorgeous math teacher. Worst of all, Martin is kicked out of school and his dad gets fired! There′s only one possibility…the gym teacher must have kidnapped the Sams and is deviously using his freckled powers! Everything seems to be lost, but Martin is stubbornly determined, magic or no magic, to go in search of his caring friend. It might be difficult, but where there′s a Sams, there′s a way!

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Credits

Director:Ben Verbong
Screenplay:Paul Maar, Ulrich Limmer
Director of photography:Jan Fehse
Editing:Alexander Berner
Music:Nicola Piovani
  
Cast: 
Ulrich NoethenBruno Taschenbier
Christine UrspruchSams / Frau Scheinbar
Dominique HorwitzFitzgerald Daume
Armin RohdeAnton Mon
Eva MattesAnnemarie Rotkohl
Ina WeisseMargarete Taschenbier
Jasmin TabatabaiFrau Müller-Klessheim
Constantin GastmannMartin Taschenbier
Gert BurkardHerr Lürcher
Laura RollTina
Gottfried JohnSchulrat
Ernst JacobiHerr Watermann
Rosemarie FendelMutti Daume
Ingo PfeifferMakler
  
Production company:Collina Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Ulrich Limmer

All Credits

Director:Ben Verbong
Assistant director:Jochen Gosch
Screenplay:Paul Maar, Ulrich Limmer
based on:Paul Maar (Kinderbuch)
Director of photography:Jan Fehse
Assistant camera:Bernhard Wagner
Still photography:Jíri Hanzl
Set design:Frank Polosek
Prop master:Thomas Schmidt
Construction manager:Klaus Eckmann
Make-up artist:Birger Laube, Tatjana Luckdorf
Costume design:Claudia Bobsin
Editing:Alexander Berner
Assistant editor:Charles Ladmiral
Sound editor:Stefan Busch (Leitung), Nico Krebs, Fabian Schmidt (Dialoge)
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound:Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker
Sound assistant:Jerome Burkhard
Foley artist:Jo Fürst
Special effects:Jan Singh (SFX), Harald Rüdiger (Überwachung)
Stunts:Mac Steinmeier, Michael Mohr
Music:Nicola Piovani
  
Cast: 
Ulrich NoethenBruno Taschenbier
Christine UrspruchSams / Frau Scheinbar
Dominique HorwitzFitzgerald Daume
Armin RohdeAnton Mon
Eva MattesAnnemarie Rotkohl
Ina WeisseMargarete Taschenbier
Jasmin TabatabaiFrau Müller-Klessheim
Constantin GastmannMartin Taschenbier
Gert BurkardHerr Lürcher
Laura RollTina
Gottfried JohnSchulrat
Ernst JacobiHerr Watermann
Rosemarie FendelMutti Daume
Ingo PfeifferMakler
  
Production company:Collina Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Ulrich Limmer
Line producer:Manfred Brey
Unit production manager:Ranke Rakowski, Gilbert Möhler
Location manager:Lars Bieroth
Production assistant:Djamila Holland
Post-production:Tschangis Chahrokh (Mischung)
Shoot:27.03.2003-05.06.2003: Prag, Bamberg
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Original video distributor:Highlight Film und Home Entertainment GmbH (München)
DVD distributor:Highlight Film und Home Entertainment GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Bayerischer Bankenfonds (BBF) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 11.12.2003

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Sams in Gefahr
Abschnittstitel Das Sams II - Sams in Gefahr

Versions

Original

Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 11.12.2003
 

Prüffassung

Length:2761 m, 101 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.10.2003, 95776, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
 

Awards

FBW 2003
Prädikat: wertvoll
 

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