Watch Trailer
Jackpot (2011)
Jackpot | 01:48
Watch Trailer
Down 948 this week

Jackpot (2011)
"Arme Riddere" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  27 June 2014 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,165 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 12 user | 79 critic | 7 from

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...



(screenplay), (story)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 03 Nov 2011
a list of 32 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 27 Oct 2013
a list of 39 titles
created 17 Aug 2014
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Jackpot" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Jackpot (2011)

Jackpot (2011) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jackpot.
1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Headhunters (2011)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Sandslottet (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A film about the grief of Jonas, trapped in the past and trying to make sense of the day he lost his beautiful daughter Emilie by the lake, and the hopeless situation of his wife Sara, who ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Rønning
Stars: Mads Ousdal, Ida Leonora Valestrand Eike, Synnøve Macody Lund
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Most people live in China. But who lives in Norway?

Directors: Thomas Robsahm, Martin Asphaug, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Ingar Helge Gimle, Kim Haugen, Bjarte Hjelmeland
Buddy (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Rottenetter (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Stavanger is no longer a small fishing town on the West Coast, priding itself on titles like "oil capital" and "culture capital." People are wealthier, the cars more expensive and the ... See full summary »

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen
Stars: Christian Rubeck, Fridtjov Såheim, Kristoffer Joner
Jackpot I (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The film is about a reality show organized by Star Ananda, where the two finalists, Arka and Dodo, are given two tasks to fulfill. Dodo is given the duty of a police constable at Bhawanipur... See full summary »

Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Stars: Rahul Banerjee, Hiran Chatterjee, Dev
Jackpot (2001)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Polish
Stars: Jon Gries, Daryl Hannah, Garrett Morris
Occupied (TV Series 2015)

In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

Stars: Veslemøy Mørkrid, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Ragnhild Gudbrandsen
Ferdig mann (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

'Aarhus Stories' is the result of an unconventional partnership between film directors and song writers. The song writers' songs replace the traditional manuscript and challenge the ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Abdulahi Abdikafi, Mohammad Abdullah, Mohamed Adel

A corporate headhunter who steals artwork from his clients finds himself immersed in a murder plot.

Crime | Drama

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Jackpot (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Dustin Nguyen
Stars: Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Dustin Nguyen, Chi Tai


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyrre Hellum ...
Oscar Svendson
Mads Ousdal ...
Thor Eggen
Henrik Mestad ...
Arthur Berning ...
Billy Utomjordet
Andreas Cappelen ...
Dan Treschow
Lena Kristin Ellingsen ...
Jan Grønli ...
Marie Blokhus ...
Anne Marie Ottersen ...
Thor's Mamma
Fredrik Petersson ...
Isidor Alcaide Backlund ...
Lasses Sønn
Laban Eliasson ...
Svensk Politi 1
Margaretha Noole ...
Svensk Politi 2


Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Comedy | Crime


Not Rated | See all certifications »





Release Date:

27 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jackpot  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


When the landlord confronts Oscar about hearing noises he is reading a Jo Nesbo book (The Leopard). See more »


Features Cold Prey 2 (2008) See more »


We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Performed by Backstreet Girls
1999 Facefront
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Madcap Scandi crime with some truly macabre comic moments
6 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

JACKPOT is a Tarantino-esque crime thriller, laced with black comedy and based on a story by Jo Nesbo, the man responsible for the excellent HEADHUNTERS. This film isn't another HEADHUNTERS, but it does feel in the same territory and it comes close at times. It's a gruesome tale of thieves falling out, packed with twists and turns and all manner of unholy murder.

The story begins with deceptive simplicity: a work syndicate win millions on a lottery. However, things soon take a dark turn indeed, and we're soon up to our necks in blood-spraying murder. Apart from the opening flash-forward scene which spoils later surprises (I typically hate non-linear scenes in films, except in the likes of PULP FICTION where they're done right), there's little to dislike here.

The actors are likable, the direction is decent, and the comedy really adds to the experience. JACKPOT is a perfect film for both fans of Scandi crime and madcap black comedies; not a classic perhaps, but it's certainly good and better than most even if it does tell a familiar storyline these days.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Resleased, but voting not awailable OJT
Very enjoyable Dark Comedy writingv
Discuss Jackpot (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: