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The Threat (2004)

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A programmer who's working with the secret EWS computer system at a military air force base is threaten by foreign agents, along with his family. His only chance of rescue seems to be the ... See full summary »

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Inger
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Haglund
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Jasek
Axel Zuber ...
Niklas
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Magnus
Göran Ragnerstam ...
Lundgren
Åsa Forsblad ...
Pia Johansson
Roland Hedlund ...
Morfar
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Rosin
Jack Klaff ...
Mc Bready
Tomas Pontén ...
Försvarsministern
Antti Reini ...
Skoterman 1
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Skoterman 2 (as Michael Dalager)
Ida Wahlund ...
Malin
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A programmer who's working with the secret EWS computer system at a military air force base is threaten by foreign agents, along with his family. His only chance of rescue seems to be the war veteran Haglund who is a leader of a special taskforce. Written by nL <ni_la2000@hotmail.com>

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6 February 2004 (Sweden)  »

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Eiskalte Bedrohung  »

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SEK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Swedish Air Force made two demands of the filmmakers in return for the loan of the six JAS 39 Gripen Fighter jets. The First was that all aerial photography would be granted for use in commercials by the Air Force free of charge. The second was that one of the military characters was a female and that she had a substantial role, because the Air Force wants more women to apply for service. See more »

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The monitoring guard at the air force base is shown to have the rank of "furir" (sergeant) on his shoulder patches, though his nametag clearly displays the shortening "Fk" which stands for "fanrik" (2nd lieutenant). See more »

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Decent Swedish actioner (with remake potential...)
18 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In some ways it it is difficult, and even pointless, to try to compete with American action movies. The enormous market, and therefore budgets that an American movie can unleash is simply no match for a movie made in a country of 9 million. I bet the extras-casting bill for Transformers eclipsed the budget of this film.

Thus, as a Swedish action movie, this is pretty good. The set up is not bad and this could make a great American remake with an average Joe, working at an airbase in Alaska is presented with the same conundrum as Shanti Roney's character is in this film. A bigger budget would make a better film.

As it stands now, this has a great concept, some nice locales, a couple of decent action sequences, a pretty good villain, and a decent twist at the end. Livvakterna and Noll Tolerans are still better in my book, but this isn't half bad.


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