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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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Peter Steen ...
Kriminalassistent Mortensen
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Chefen
Kirsten Walther ...
Lotte Tarp ...
Ulla
Grethe Sønck ...
Connie
Hanne Løye ...
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Lise Henningsen ...
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Ole Monty ...
Sheriffen
Paul Hagen ...
Hansen
Arthur Jensen ...
Stationskarl
Ejner Federspiel ...
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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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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 Olsen-banden deruda' (1977) See more »

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Good start to the series
24 November 2010 | by (Lyngby, Denmark) – See all my reviews

From the first movie, this series had not completely found its tone yet, but it's excellent and certainly fits in with the others. Yvonne has three children here, and from the second one only one, so they've changed the structure a bit there. Also this first movie has some porn in it which was toned down in later entries to make it more family-friendly. But the plot in this first movie is great. As in the other movies, we have a great chase after a treasure. Egon has a "plan", the music is there, and the action takes right on. Actually, one should watch all 13 from 1968-1981 since they are connected. Number 14 was perhaps not so successful though. Anyway, this is one of best comedies ever made, and it is really worth watching for all fans of movies.


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