Fifty Fifty (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This West German frivolity stars Dominique Horwitz as a loveably inept bank robber. When a heist doesn't go off as planned, the frantic Horwitz takes a couple of hostages. Unfortunately, the victims are obnoxious pimp Heinz Hoenig and his hooker-wife Suzanne von Borsody, whose ceaseless squabbling drives Horwitz to distraction. With bone-weary cop Siegfried Kurnen in hot (or at least warm) pursuit, Hoenig and his hostages head for the hills, with a few reversals and double-crosses along the way. Fifty-Fifty won the 1987 Ernst Lubitsch award for the Best German Comedy of the year (an admittedly sparse field).



bank, bank-robbery, family, father, hostage