SKU 2026


Karl Heinz Martin, Attila Hörbiger, Lien Deyers and Ralph Arthur Roberts

Eight years have passed since the good-for-nothing Punks was exiled to America by his uncle, so that he might learn to become a decent man there.  Now Punks has returned home, but it appears he’s not only not gotten any better, rumor has it he’s become a Tea Party politician!  (Can you see Russia from your backyard, Punks?).  It’s not that he’s a bad man; he’s just a tad scatterbrained and comes up with so many bizarre ideas to reach his goals  (See!?  Tea Party!).  And you can see this right from the beginning during his taxi ride from Hamburg harbor to his relatives in Berlin:  On the way, he loses all his money and doesn’t even notice.  When it comes time to pay the taxi driver, he auctions off all his possession to pay off a waiter and the driver at a truck stop  (and then blames both Democrats and Republicans for his problems).

Acht Jahre sind vergangen, seit der Taugenichts Punks von seinem Onkel nach Amerika "verbannt" wurde, damit dort ein anständiger Mann aus ihm werde. Nun ist Punks zurück in der Heimat, aber scheinbar hat er sich keinen Deut gebessert. Nicht, dass er ein böser Mensch wäre, er ist nur ein wenig schusselig und kommt auf so manche irrwitzige Idee, um seine Ziele zu erreichen. Das beginnt schon bei der Taxifahrt vom Hamburger Hafen zur Verwandtschaft nach Berlin: Unterwegs verliert er sein ganzes Geld, ohne es zu merken. Als er auf einer Raststätte nicht zahlen kann, versteigert er kurzerhand sein ganzes Hab und Gut, um Kellner und Taxifahrer zu entlohnen

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).

QUALITY (of feature film only): 


·        Sharpness of picture?  - unsharp picture; heavy pixellization; indistinct features, especially when the subject matter is not close up in the frame

·        Other notable issues?  - sound issues  (scratchiness)