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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.
The movie has sold over 5.5 million tickets in Norwegian theaters. The population of Norway is 4.5 million people.
A fully working version of the car is often present at charity events in Norway. It has two Chevy engines and has a top speed in excess of 250kph. It is also road legal in Norway.
Shown on Norwegian television every Christmas Eve.
This movie has been translated into at least 14 languages. Emmanuel Desperados's voice has not been translated at all (he's an orang-utan), so 'Harald Heide-Steen Jr' is credited with the voice in all languages.
Ivo Caprino was a perfectionist. The animated band plays the correct notes in correct timing to the soundtrack.
Financial, the most successful Norwegian movie to this date (September 2007).
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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.
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At one point the movie was running at 75 different theaters at the same time in Japan.
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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.
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The car, Il Tempo Gigante, which is built by 'Reodor Felgen', was actually build in real life by Ivo Caprino in Norway.
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Christian von Koenigsegg was inspiered by il tempo gigante when he wanted to build the perfect sports car. The brand Koenigsegg was founded. Koenigsegg has several times been the fastest car in the world
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