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The Olsen Gang (I) (1968)
"Olsen-banden" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ove Sprogøe ...
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Poul Bundgaard ...
Peter Steen ...
Kriminalassistent Mortensen
Jes Holtsø ...
Kirsten Walther ...
Poul Reichhardt ...
Politichefen
Lotte Tarp ...
Ulla
Grethe Sønck ...
Connie
Ole Monty ...
Sherif
Paul Hagen ...
Hansen
Arthur Jensen ...
Godsbanearbejder
Ejner Federspiel ...
Togkonduktør
Poul Thomsen ...
Politibetjent
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Model photographer
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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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11 October 1968 (Denmark)  »

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The name "Egon Olsen" for the main character was a casual idea of Henning Bahs's son when his father told him that he was writing a script about gangsters. See more »

Goofs

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 The Olsen Gang in a Fix (1969) 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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