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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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Storyline

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 original puppet of Ludvig, the most popular character in the movie, was later auctioned away for cancer-related charity. The bidding ended on 110,000 Norwegian Kroners. 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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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #36.10 (2006) See more »

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The best impression of my childhood!
19 February 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Russia, Moscow in 75-76 when I was 8 years old. It was showing in a specialized cinema for children "Orlenok". The movie was on screen for about a week and I went to it every day - i.e. 7 times or so.

You DON'T have to be Norwegian to understand subtleties of this movie (maybe you just need to be a kid, even though grown up :)

This piece was superbly translated into Russian and I remember some of them till now. I can't say how much I love this movie. It was such a pity that I couldn't see it for so many years. I was in Norway once, but it was in spring and I missed your X-mas show :)

Can you picture my excitement, when I suddenly found Flåklypa Grand Prix on IMDB.com? I feel like if I found a childhood friend that I lost long ago.


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