Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

  1. Thomas Jahn

    Author, Director

  2. Til Schweiger


Top Billed Cast

  1. Til Schweiger

    Til Schweiger

    Martin Brest

  2. Jan Josef Liefers

    Jan Josef Liefers

    Rudi Wurlitzer

  3. Thierry van Werveke

    Thierry van Werveke


  4. Moritz Bleibtreu

    Moritz Bleibtreu


  5. Huub Stapel

    Huub Stapel

    Frankie 'Boy' Beluga

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Knockin' on Heaven's Door


Status Released

Release Information

  • February 20, 1997


    Children 12 or older admitted, children between 6 and 11 only when accompanied by parent or a legal guardian.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 27m

Budget -

Revenue -



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