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Kopps (2003)

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When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Torkel Petersson ...
Göran Ragnerstam ...
Sissela Kyle ...
Christian Fiedler ...
Erik Ahrnbom ...
Harry Goldstein ...
Michael Fares ...
Viktor Friberg ...
Jan Fares ...
Mike's dad
Kerstin Hellström ...
Kindergarten teacher
Paula McManus ...
Jacob's first date
Maj-Lis Hörne ...


Police officer Benny is obsessed with American police cliches and livens up his own boring everyday life with dreams of duels with bad guys. But poor Benny and his colleagues doesn't have much to do in the small town of Högboträsk. Most of their days are spent drinking coffee, eating sausage waffles and chasing down stray cows. Peace and quiet is the dream of every politician, but for the Swedish authorities, the lack of crooks is reason to close the local police station. When the cops investigate a suspected act of vandalism, they realise that they themselves may be able to raise the crime statistics high enough to stay in business. Written by Yocke (

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Hvis du tænder på: - stramt siddende uniformer - citron halvmåner med varmkaffe - blå blink og bah-buh lyde vil du slå gnister over KOPS


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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Kops  »

Box Office


SEK 22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$936,126 (Sweden) (7 February 2003)


$936,126 (Sweden) (7 February 2003)

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The actors had to learn how to fire a gun at the Swedish Police Academy before filming began. See more »


The call signal sounds from their radios are wrong. The Swedish Police and Rescue services use two different radio systems (when the film was made. They are now changing to a TETRA system). The S80 is only used by the Police in the three biggest cities. The S70 is used by everyone, (Police, Rescue, SAR, Mil etc) everywhere else. Since the film is "far from everything" they should use the S70 system but the sounds are from a S80 system. See more »


Lasse: Radio Cars?
Benny: That is what they are called
Lasse: I will not drive around saying "radio cars"
Benny: Then some errors will occur. There's a lot of vehicles in the police force. Emergency vehicles, Black Marias...
Jacob: Benny, we just have two cars. Number one and number two. That can't be too difficult to understand.
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Crazy Credits

The cow is credited as: Ko - Greta 284 See more »


References Jalla! Jalla! (2000) See more »


Written by Bengt Nilsson (as B. Nilsson)
Performed by Bengt Nilsson
Used by permission of Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB/Bengt Nilsson Musik/Somet Film
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Well done, Mr.Fares!
8 November 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

After box office hit Jalla!Jalla!, Josef Fares comes with another comedy, which is a total gas.

It's about some policemen in small-town Sweden who, crime being absent, spend most of their time, and they've got a lot of it, eating hot dogs at the local snack bar. Their biggest problem is a cow occasionally running in the street. Suddenly, they find out the police station is gonna shut down since there are no criminals around. At this point, the four protagonists(including Jalla-veterans Fares Fares and Torkel Peterson) decide to "raise the statistic". The results are hilarious...

The movie is really funny and the characters are nice and believable, with the exception of Benny(Torkel Peterson), a complete moron who thinks he's Neo, Rambo and John McClane in one person. Nevertheless, Peterson is actually the main reason I kept laughing while watching the film.

The only problem, if I can call it a problem, is the fact that some gags are a little bit too, you know, Swedish. For example, when the "kopps" accidentally blow up the previously mentioned snack bar, Benny's first reaction is "Oh sh*t! Where the hell are we gonna have lunch now?".

Aside from that, there's no reason people shouldn't watch, and enjoy, this amusing film.


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