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Olsen-banden (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 11 October 1968 (Denmark)
The first of 13 Olsenbanden films presents us with Egon Olsen, head of the gang, and his friends Benny and Kjeld, who want to become the best known gang in Denmark and eventually Europe by ... See full summary »

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Ove Sprogøe ...
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Poul Bundgaard ...
Peter Steen ...
Kriminalassistent Mortensen
Poul Reichhardt ...
Chefen
Kirsten Walther ...
Lotte Tarp ...
Ulla
Grethe Sønck ...
Connie
Hanne Løye ...
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Lise Henningsen ...
Prostitueret
Ole Monty ...
Sheriffen
Paul Hagen ...
Hansen
Arthur Jensen ...
Stationskarl
Ejner Federspiel ...
Konduktør
Poul Thomsen ...
Politichauffør
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The first of 13 Olsenbanden films presents us with Egon Olsen, head of the gang, and his friends Benny and Kjeld, who want to become the best known gang in Denmark and eventually Europe by stealing a famous Bavarian work of art currently displayed in a Copenhagen museum. Although Egon's plan works out fine, there is only trouble ahead for the little gang. Written by E.C. Herrnsdorf <europro@ccmailer.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de>

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Comedy | Crime

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Blockheads at Work  »

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One of the main inspirations for "Olsen-Banden", and especially Kjeld, was Thorvald Framlev aka "Det Borende X" (The Drilling X), who in the years 1916-31 carried out a series of complicated safe burglaries to keep his greengrocers' shop from bankruptcy. See more »

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When Kriminalassistent Mortensen falls over the bike, he loses the picture on the sidewalk. But two shots later he's holding it again in his hand See more »

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Followed by Olsen-banden går i krig (1978) See more »

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One of the best comedies ever made.
28 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best crime comedies out there, and when you take the whole sequels that followed it into consideration, it might be *the* best crime comedy ever. The (mis)adventures of Egon Olsen and his (in)famous gang may not be for everyone's liking, but they definitely come close.

If you ever liked even a single crime comedy, you should get a hold of this movie ASAP. This may be troublesome particularly for US viewers, but it's worth a try.


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