Knife in the Head Trailer

Knife in the Head Trailer (1978)

17 November 1978 Drama 108 mins

One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police brutality. During his slow recovery at the hospital, Hoffmann must piece together his life and struggle to remember the events of that night.

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Bruno Ganz

as Hoffmann

Heinz Hoenig

as Volker

Hans Brenner

as Scholz

Udo Samel

as Schurig

International Releases Dates

Germany 17 November 1978

United States 23 April 1980

Production Companies

Popular movie trailers from 1978

These some of the most viewed trailers for movies released in 1978:

Out of It Trailer (1978)

18 October 1978

The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.

The Olsen Gang Goes to War Trailer (1978)

06 October 1978

Some criminal EU ministers plan to turn Denmark into a gigantic fair ground and holiday paradise. Egon gets his hand at some important documents which could both make him rich and take care of Denmark's future.

Days of Heaven Trailer (1978)

13 September 1978

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.

Halloween Trailer (1978)

25 October 1978

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Eyes of Laura Mars Trailer (1978)

02 August 1978

Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes.

Women in Cellblock 9 Trailer (1978)

17 March 1978

A group of female freedom-fighters led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somwhere in the South American jungle.

Dawn of the Dead Trailer (1978)

02 September 1978

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Jaws 2 Trailer (1978)

16 June 1978

The sequel to the successful blockbuster Jaws. An American horror thriller from 1978 about a great white that brings fear to everyone near the water.

Invincible Shaolin Trailer (1978)

19 November 1978

Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers.

Same Time, Next Year Trailer (1978)

23 April 1978

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened.

I Spit on Your Grave Trailer (1978)

03 November 1978

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

The Lord of the Rings Trailer (1978)

15 November 1978

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.


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