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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
"Flåklypa Grand Prix" (original title)

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Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

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Credited cast:
Wenche Foss ...
Per Theodor Haugen ...
TV-reporter (voice)
Harald Heide-Steen Jr. ...
Emanuel Desperados (voice)
Leif Juster ...
Narrator (voice)
Henki Kolstad ...
Speaker (voice)
Toralv Maurstad ...
Ludvig (voice)
Rolf Just Nilsen ...
Ben Redic Fy Fazan / Roger Jurtappen / Ollvar O. Kleppvold / Hallstein Bronskimlet / Jostein Kroksleiven (voice)
Helge Reiss ...
Frank Robert ...
Reodor Felgen (voice)
Kari Simonsen ...
Solan (voice)
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100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact. Written by Ronny Arild <ronnya@stud.cs.uit.no>

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The Race of the Century ... Dazzling, Exciting, Incredible ... A Full Length Puppet Film! See more »


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28 August 1975 (Norway)  »

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Flåklypa Grand Prix  »

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SEK 4,636,992 (Sweden)
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Since its premiere on 28 August 1975, the movie was shown at a cinema somewhere in the world every day of the week, for 28 years. Mainly in theaters in Norway, Moscow or Tokyo, the non-stop run ended in 2003. See more »

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Shadow from camera is visible during the car race. See more »

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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Excellent restored edition available (pal)
13 April 2004 | by (Gjoevik, Norway) – See all my reviews

This excellent movie is now available in crisp colors and with restored sound. Being made i 1975, the stop motion animation is surprisingly good, and the story still hold to the ones we have been served in more recent animation flicks. It also contains a behind the scenes documentary.

The car in the movie (Il Tempo Gigante) was made in full scale (actually a guy from the Ferrari factory in Italy helped out on the bodywork), and can be seen on display and driving at "Hunderfossen" park in Norway.

I remember seeing it when it was first released, but seeing it again as an adult revealed lots of details:

1: Look at the eyes of the moose when the main caracters are watching tv.

2: The car registration HB 4596 as anounsed on the loudspeaker before the race refers to bootlegging booze: HB - Home Brewed, 45 (as in 45% proof, available in norwegian stores) - and 96 (as in 96 proof, what all bootleggers aim for)

3: And the game of chess played in the tent of "Ben- Redik - Fy Fasan" (actually a euphemism for "fy faen" - norwegian swearing meaning "the Devil") is a spanish play which you'll find in many books on chess.

and the list goes on




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