Ebbie's bluff

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German title Ebbie's bluff
Original title Ebbie's bluff
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1993
length 91 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Claude-Oliver Rudolph
script Axel Götz , Claude-Oliver Rudolph
production George J. Orda , Claude-Oliver Rudolph
music Claw tie
camera Jörg Seidl
cut Sean Barton

Ebbies Bluff is a German feature film from 1993. Til Schweiger achieved his first notable success with the comedy. Despite the prominent cast and the prominent staff, the film remained commercially unsuccessful and received consistently bad to miserable reviews.


The amateur boxer Rudy is at the end of his career as a boxer and struggles with the delivery of chicken eggs . On the advice of his manager and friend Ebbie, he joins the music business as a singer and guitarist, although Rudy is basically lacking in talent. Nevertheless, Ebbie manages to get his boxer into a record deal through his old friend Bambi. The first record is a total flop and Ebbie's creditor Schmidtmeyer is pushing for repayment. A happy turn resolves the crisis situation. But Rudy - counted out in the ring - only dreamed of all this.


"A story set in the demi-world environment with some satirical tips against the music industry, but ultimately too diffuse to arouse sustained interest."

This and that

  • Franz-Josef Heumannskämper staged the monologue of JWv Goethe as a theater director with Sabine von Maydell and played a cocaine-sniffing dance teacher in the Ruhr area.
  • René Weller , the former German European boxing champion, can be seen in a supporting role . He plays himself.
  • The entire film music comes from the pen of the former trio guitarist Kralle Krawinkel . He also wrote the title song "Eisenmann".
  • Til Schweiger received the Max Ophüls Prize for best young actor in 1993 for this film .

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