The Eagle (2004–2006)
"Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé" (original title)

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Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson (24 episodes, 2004-2006)
Marina Bouras ...
 Marie Wied (24 episodes, 2004-2006)
Steen Stig Lommer ...
 Villy Frandsen (24 episodes, 2004-2006)
Susan Olsen ...
 Ditte Hansen (24 episodes, 2004-2006)
Janus Nabil Bakrawi ...
 Nazim Talawi (23 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Michael Kristensen (23 episodes, 2004-2006)
Ghita Nørby ...
 Thea Nellemann (21 episodes, 2004-2006)
Henrik Lykkegaard ...
 Jens Hansen (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
Morten Lützhøft ...
 Holsøe (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
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Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse investigators he handles explosive and complex cases with all available means. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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10 October 2004 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Der Adler - Die Spur des Verbrechens  »

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Trivia

The town that is shown in Hallgrim's flashbacks is actually a fishing town located on a island just on the south coast of Iceland. The island, Vestman-Island, is also shown a great part in season 2. See more »

Goofs

In the first episode, the crime scheme is compromised by plot holes. The plan seems to depend on a risky diversion which in fact attracts the attention of the police to the crime scene rather than the opposite. It is also not explained why Sandberg, who is wanted by the police, would choose to land his plane in a place where he is sure to be arrested, and the whole criminal plan comes to depend on how he fares in court. See more »

Connections

Featured in Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.8 (2005) See more »

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Music by Jacob Groth
Lyrics by Misen
Performed by Misen and The Danish Filmharmonics
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Excellent, don't be deterred by subtitles
20 April 2011 | by (Kentucky, United States) – See all my reviews

First off, I have no problem with subtitles. I know plenty of people that won't consider watching a non English speaking movie/TV that requires subtitles. Absolutely do not let that stop you from seeing this if you get the chance.

If you watch several episodes, you had better plan on watching all 3 seasons. You will be hooked. Be aware that the program flows from one episode to another. Some episodes can stand alone, though will not be nearly as good as when watched in sequence. There is a lot of intriguing suspense that is low key, not overly fast moving so one has time to savor it. Builds well. I highly recommend that you start from the beginning of the series if at all possible.

The recap of the previous episode, shown at the beginning of each, is well done and succinctly refreshes one's memory. Photography and editing are good, not a lot of jerky camera work and fast frame editing (personal peeve of mine). Lots of good scenery and locations in Scandinavian countries.

I won't go over each character, but IMO they are all well cast. Hallgrim, the "Eagle" is the lead character, but the writers manage well to keep him from overshadowing the others. He doesn't monopolize things. Marie, I found to be rather sexy in an understated way. Michael probably sets more than a few female viewer's hearts atwitter.

Hallgrim is a talented, driven man. But not without his all too human flaws, which give him some depth. That's another thing I liked about the treatment of the show's regulars, each has depth, not glib or two dimensional.

Don't start watching this unless you have at least the first season available. And start from the beginning!


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