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Heaven or Bust

Heaven or Bust

We are in the year 2417. Rio Kowalski is in his clapped-out shuttle approaching the space station Katanga when he picks up a radio message from the Titanius which is about to crash. Evidently, nobody knows the configurates for the galactic shipwreck...except for Rio, his faithful, but rather ancient replicant Max, and Angie, a shady, but maddeningly beautiful lady on the run from her nasty bodyguard Garcia. Together, they want to pinch the Titanius payload which is worth 50 billion dollars. But, first of all, Kowalski must get his shuttle back in working order, Max has to go into the ring against fighting replicants, and Angie has to deal with the greasy custom's boss. The mutant Spike helps them spectacularly to escape and, with Max's help, Angie is also able to shake off her irritable pursuers. While Angie and Rio get closer to each other (al- though the girl reveals that she is a replicant and pleasure model) and Max has to fight with unfamiliar surges of wild jealousy, they approach their greatest adventure in a nose dive. Between the dunes of a desert planet a surprise awaits man, mutant and replicant ...


Peter F. Bringmann was born in 1946 and studied at the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) from 1968-1971 and made his directorial debut in 1974 with No Reason For Unrest (Kein Grund zur Unruhe). He directed the TV series A House For Us (Ein Haus fuer uns), the TV film Invitation To The Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz) and the box-office hit Theo Against the Rest of the World (Theo gegen den Rest der Welt, 1979). His other films include: The Day Elvis Came To Bremerhaven (Der Tag, an dem Elvis nach Bremerhaven kam, TV, 1978), Die Heartbreakers (1982), The Snowman (Der Schneemann, 1984), Gambit (TV, 1986), African Timber (1989), Morlock (TV, 1991), Heaven or Bust (Die Sturzflieger, 1994), Vater wider Willen (TV, 1995), Babes' Petrol (Die drei Maedels von der Tankstelle, 1996). From 1997 onwards, he directed several episodes of the German TV-series Tatort, Starkes Team and Schnapper.
Category Feature
Director Peter F. Bringmann
Screenplay Matthias Seeling
Cinematography Frank Bruehne
Annette Dorn
Paul Vincent Gunia
Cast Goetz George, Ingo Naujoks, Anja Kling
Producer Veith von Fürstenberg
Production Company Bavaria Film/Geiselgasteig, in co-production with WDR
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Bayerische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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