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Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle

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Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle
Die Dasslers – Pioniere, Brüder und Rivalen
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Cyrill Boss
Philipp Stennert
Release Date April 14, 2017
Language English
Studio W&B Television
ARD Degeto Film
Distributor Das Erste
Main Cast
Character Actor
Adi Dassler Christian Friedel
Rudi Dassler Hanno Koffler
Friedl Dassler Hannah Herzsprung
Käthe Alina Levshin
Pauline Dassler Johanna Gastdorf
Christoph Dassler Joachim Król
Josef Waitzer Christoph Maria Herbst
Colonel Taylor John Keogh
Moosbacher Dirk Borchardt

Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle Die Dasslers is a two-part German TV movie directed by Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert. The film chronicles the life of the unequal brothers over 50 years, telling of the company's rise, setbacks, and relationship crises, the great cataclysm that World War II inter-personalizes for the Dasslers, and a lifelong rivalry. At the end of the story are the global companies Adidas & Puma.

At the same time, there was the similar film Adidas vs Puma starring Ken Duken and Torben Liebrecht as the Dassler Brothers.

The following weapons were used in the film Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle:


Luger P 08

Moosbacher (Dirk Borchardt) is seen with a Luger P 08 in "Teil 1".

Luger P 08 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Moosbacher threatens Rudi Dassler (Hanno Koffler) with his Luger.
Another view of the scene.

Colt M1911A1

One US soldier carries a Colt M1911A1 in a holster.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The grip of the Colt is visible (Ep. 2).


In "Teil 2", two referees are seen with revolvers when starting races.

The first referee holds his revolver into the air to start a race in which Jürgen Herne (Matthias Bollwerk) participates with the new Puma shoes.
Another referee raises his revolver...
...and fires it.

Submachine Guns

MP 40

MP 40s are carried by German Feldgendarmerie military police.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
A Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant major) runs with MP 40 to the entrance of the Dassler factory.
Three military policemen ask Adi where his brother is (Ep. 2).

M3 "Grease Gun"

Several American soldiers are armed with the M3 "Grease Gun".

M3 Grease Gun - .45 ACP
The crank-type cocking lever is seen when a GI enters the Dassler factory.
A detailed view of the same Grease gun. Note the Rainbow patch on his arm, which is the insignia of the 42nd Infantry Division.
An MP in the background has a Grease gun (Ep. 2).

M1A1 Thompson

At least two US MPs in the second episode carry M1A1 Thompsons with 20-round stick magazines.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
One MP accompanies Adi out of the interrogation room of the US officer (Tim Williams).
A better view of the Thompson shows the 20-round stick magazine.


Karabiner 98k

Two German soldiers are seen with slung Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98 kurz - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two soldiers in the distant have the Karabiners (Ep. 1).

M1 Garand

US troops carry the M1 Garand in the second episode.

M1 Garand - .30-06 Springfield
A GI covers the staircase while occupying the Dassler factory.
Soldiers hold the factory workers at gunpoint.
A soldier points his Garand at Adi and Käthe as their move closer.
Friedl Dassler (Hannah Herzsprung) shows her papers to a sentry at a camp. The blue and white striped patch is the symbol of the 3rd Infantry Division (Ep. 2).

M1 Carbine

Some US soldiers wield M1 Carbines.

World War Two Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
The muzzle of Captain Rollins' (Josef Guruncz) carbine can be seen.
An MP of the 1st Infantry Division (Daniel Viana) demands Rudi to get in the jeep.
A blurry view of the M1 Carbine (Ep. 2).

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun is mounted on an M8 Greyhound light armored car and a 17pdr SP Achilles, the British variant of the American M10 "Wolverine" tank destroyer.

Browning M2HB in vehicle mounting - .50 BMG
A group of the 42nd Infantry Division approaches on a road to Herzogenaurach. The M2HB is seen mounted on the Achilles tank destroyer.
The Greyhound's gunner checks the windows with his Browning when arriving at the factory (Ep. 2).



From 1943 to 1945, the Dassler shoe factory is tasked by the Nazi regime to produce Panzerfausts. As a result, shoe production had to be stopped completely.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Several Panzerfausts lie on the workbenches of the factory.
In a desperate attempt, Käthe Dassler (Alina Levshin) tells the workers to quickly hide the launchers in the cellar as the US Army has arrived at the factory.
However, Adi (Christian Friedel) recognizes the hopeless situation and tells her that it won't help because the Americans are already in the building.
"Doesn't look like shoes to me. I know this! You make weapons, you make Panferfausts!"
Captain Rollins confronts Adi and Käthe with the warhead of one Panzerfaust (Ep. 2).


Among the manufactured weapons, the workers assemble various Panzerschrecks. The armaments company Schricker & Co. from nearby Vach near Nuremberg was responsible for producing the new weapon. However, as the British and American air raids on Germany's cities became increasingly devastating, Schricker moved the assembly to Herzogenaurach. From then on, the individual parts of the Ofenrohr (stovepipes), as the Panzerschreck was popularly known due to its simple design, arrived at the Dasslers by rail. There, shoe seamstresses, hastily trained as armaments workers, welded visors and protective shields onto the pipes. French forced laborers also had to lend a hand which is also mentioned in the series.

Nevertheless, the Franconian armaments amateurs made a big mess of the assembly; the Wehrmacht rejected many finished weapons on acceptance.

Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 "Panzerschreck" - 88mm
Young Horst (Daniel Rchichev) rushes to his parents to inform them that the Americans are coming.
Various unassembled Panzerschrecks can be seen (Ep. 2).

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