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Jackpot (2011)

Arme Riddere (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 2014 (USA)
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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...

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Cast

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

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At about 1:11:55 into the movie, when the landlord confronts Oscar about hearing noises he is reading a Jo Nesbo book (The Leopard). Jo Nesbo is the author of the story behind this movie. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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I Cant Get You Off My Mind
Performed by Miss Li
Music & Lyrics by Linda Carlsson & Sonny Gustafson
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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.


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