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Head Full of Honey is a 2018 drama film directed by Til Schweiger. It is an American remake of the 2014 German film of the same name, which Schweiger also directed and co-wrote with Hilly Martinek.

Head Full of Honey
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTil Schweiger
Produced byTil Schweiger
Christian Specht
Screenplay byTil Schweiger
Lo Malinke
Jojo Moyes
Based onHead Full of Honey
by Hilly Martinek
Til Schweiger
StarringNick Nolte
Matt Dillon
Emily Mortimer
Sophia Lane Nolte
Music byMartin Todsharow
Diego Baldenweg
Nora Baldenweg
Lionel Baldenweg
CinematographyRené Richter
Edited byChristoph Strothjohann
Til Schweiger
Barefoot Films
Warner Bros. Pictures
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Box officeUS$12,350 (United States)[1]
US$65'000 (Germany, first 2 weeks)[2]



A widowed grandfather who has Alzheimer's disease is taken on a road trip to Venice by his granddaughter.



An American remake of Til Schweiger's film Head Full of Honey was announced in March 2018, with Schweiger directing. Nick Nolte was cast in the leading role, which Michael Douglas was initially sought for. Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer will star as his son and daughter-in-law respectively.[4][5] Jacqueline Bisset joined the cast in April.[6]

Filming had commenced by June in Germany.[7] German state film funding spent 5.17 million US$ on this film.[8]


Box officeEdit

During the first two weeks, the film grossed 65'000 US$ in German movie theatres. On the second weekend, only 155 persons watched Head Full of Honey. In contrast, the 2014 film was the most successful film that year, with over seven million viewers over the entire run time.[9]

Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Head Full of Honey has an approval rating of 0% based on 6 reviews.[10]


  1. ^ "Box Office Mojo site for Head Full Of Honey". December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
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  3. ^ Staff, IMDB (January 3, 2019). "'IMDb Full Cast". IMDb. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 20, 2018). "Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon & Emily Mortimer Join 'Honey In The Head' Redo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Roxborough, Scott (March 20, 2018). "Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon Join Til Schweiger's 'Honey in the Head'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (April 13, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Jacqueline Bisset Joins Drama 'Honey in the Head' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Filmstars drehen in Altfresenburg" (in German). June 12, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
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  10. ^ "Head Full of Honey". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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