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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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race | pessimist | bird | sheik | workshop | See more »

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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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Pinchcliffe Grand Prix  »

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SEK 4,636,992 (Sweden)
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The registration number HB4596, which announced over the speakers before the race, refers to home brewed alcohol: HB means home brewed, 45 stands for 45 abv, available in Norwegian stores and 96 means 96 abv, what all home brewers aim for. See more »

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During the car race, two of the trees suddenly move between two shots. See more »

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Followed by Gurin with the Foxtail (1998) See more »

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A masterful piece of work!
28 November 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie made quite an inpact on anyone who saw it in the 70's. A masterpiece. Pioneer work, first rate stop motion animation. The director and producer Ivo Caprino, invented a whole new 'multi camera system', and the brilliant result is this classic movie. To this date 5 million(!) tickets sold at the boxoffice in Norway alone! Thats more then there are people in Norway. The fact that this movie surely inspired the Podrace (filmed 25 years later) in Starwars Episode I, should be proof enough for anyone that this is a movie ahead of its time. More info at www.flaklypa.com


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