Wilden Kerle, Die (2003, GER) C-94m. *** D: Joachim Masannek. Starring Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht, Raban Bieling, Sarah Kim Gries, Cinstantin Gastmann, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, Marlon Wessel, Jonathan Beck, Rufus Beck, Cornelia Froboess, Uwe Ochsenknecht. Some football-crazy kids find their summer holidays threatened by a rival gang, who have conquered the local football ground. Now they have ten days to prepare for a decisive soccer-battle. Engaging comedy based on a popular series of children's books, well-played by the young cast. Often reminiscent of THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1977), but fun. Followed by several sequels. English title: THE WILD SOCCER BUNCH.

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