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(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Alfons Biedermann | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Herbig ... Brigitte Spuck / Abahachi / H2O2 / Winnetouch (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Rick Kavanian ... Jens Maul / Schrotty / Pulle / Putzmann (Stimme) / Zeitungsvoiceover / Santa Maria-Ansager
Christian Tramitz ... Käpt'n Kork
Anja Kling Anja Kling ... Königin Metapha
Til Schweiger ... Rock Fertig Aus
Sky du Mont ... William der Letzte / Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Regulator Rogul
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Konsul Kanon
Reiner Schöne ... Senator Bean
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Berater von William
Siegfried Terpoorten ... Jim
Tim Wilde ... John
Herman van Ulzen Herman van Ulzen ... Senator Davis
Gerd Rigauer Gerd Rigauer ... Senator Terry
Heidrun Bartholomäus Heidrun Bartholomäus ... Senatorin Lea
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Storyline

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the Vulcannette Brigitte Spuck and the engineer Schrotty from the Surprise to the past in an experimental time machine to destroy the spaceship that human discovered in Area 51 in 2004 and avoid their technological knowledge in spacecrafts. She summons the trio and the taxi driver Rock Fertig Aus brings them to the meeting but Rogul attacks Earth. In the havoc, Kork, Spuck, Rock and Metapha travel to the past but they are hunted down by the evil Lord Jean Mau. Now the only hope for the human race depends on the success of their mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Schluss mit Eierschaukeln! (Enough with the ball-shaking!) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 July 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A zűrhajó See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,341,401
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Company Credits

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herbX Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the western sequence there are several references to Manitou's Shoe (2001) including Santa Maria's theme ("Straight To Hell" by Rage), the champagne bottles and the Apache Pub. See more »

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Quotes

Senator Davis: [sees on the screen where the Surprise is] They are at the arse end of nowhere!
Senator Terry: [amused] Well, duh.
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Spoofs Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Misses just as often as it hits
6 November 2006 | by GoD-s-LoNeLy-MaNSee all my reviews

"(T)Raumschiff Surprise" is sometimes funny, sometimes hilarious but it is also embarrassingly stupid at times. It has some new jokes but what I found shocking is that some of the jokes were "borrowed" (from Austin Powers; Loriot,...). So really you have creative ideas and funny and original jokes but in the same scene you have old or plagiarized jokes and gags that are complete misses.

I like Bully and I think he is funny, loved "Der Schuh des Manitu". There was a huge hype around this movie and when I finally saw it I was disappointed as the movie did not deliver. About a year after watching it the first time, I watched it again and I laughed about 5 times and smiled maybe another 10 times. I remember laughing quite a bit the first time I watched it but even back then I found it disappointing.

This movie is not quite as bad as the IMDb-rating (5.4) suggests but way worse than the hype around it makes you believe it is. (Most of the time my ratings for a movie are below the IMDb-average so me rating it the same as the average voter while saying it deserves a higher score is not a contradiction. Hope you can follow.)

** 5.5/10 **


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