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The American Dream (1976)

Drömmen om Amerika (original title)
The true story behind the movie takes it start in 1874 with two misfits - Gustaf Adolf Eriksson (Hjert) and Conrad Pettersson Lundqvist (Tector) - that meet in the big prison of Långholmen ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hans Klinga ...
Hjert
Janne Carlsson ...
Konrad Pettersson Tector
Mona Seilitz ...
Anna
Eddie Axberg ...
Karl-Erik
Olle Björling ...
Per-Johan
Gösta Bredefeldt ...
Policeman
Stig Ossian Ericson ...
Warden
Ewa Fröling ...
Inger
Nils Gustafsson ...
Prison Priest
Marian Gräns ...
Lisa
Rune Hallberg ...
Prison Priest
Peter Lindgren ...
Per-Olov
Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson ...
Sigrid (as Ulla-Britt Norrman)
Gus Dahlström ...
Deaf Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marienette Dahlin ...
Girl
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Storyline

The true story behind the movie takes it start in 1874 with two misfits - Gustaf Adolf Eriksson (Hjert) and Conrad Pettersson Lundqvist (Tector) - that meet in the big prison of Långholmen in Stockholm. Both driven by the wish of freedom - the one common thing between these two guys. After leaving jail they have lost there civil rights which also have been added to their public records. That makes it very difficult for them to get a descent work in Sweden. Among lots of other Swedes at that time, they eager for America and to get there they decide to rob a Postal coach. They plan and it fails, they plan again and just before midnight between 31 August and 1 September 1874, a couple of miles outside the little town of Malmköping, they stop a coach - that's NOT a Postal coach but a private one - with an engineer - Herman Uppmark - riding in it. Another failure! But now they have shot and killed two persons - Mr Herman Uppmark and the coach driver Johan August Larsson - and become hunted... Written by Jottotheone

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

19 November 1976 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Hjert och tector  »

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Box Office

Gross:

SEK 580,792 (Sweden)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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The two misfits got executed on the same day - 18 May 1876. But on two different locations. And with about 3000 spectators for Hjert at Lidamon and some 100 for Tector at Stenkumla backe. See more »

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