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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.
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 Frank Tagliano / ... (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Torgeir Lien (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steinar Sagen ...
 Roar Lien (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sigrid Haugli (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Tommy Karlsen ...
 Arne / ... (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jan Johansen (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robert Skjærstad ...
 Roy 'Fingern' Aass / ... (18 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dag Solstad (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Anne Krigsvoll ...
 Laila Hovland (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...
 Jonas Haugli (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous

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25 January 2012 (Norway)  »

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NOK 34,000,000 (estimated)
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The second time Steven Van Zant plays a mobster in a television series. See more »

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Although Norwegian police are issued firearms they are not carried during the normal course of duty. Their firearms are stored, locked, in their patrol cars and can only be removed with the permission of someone in authority (the local police chief for example). They are not, as shown in the show, routinely carried. See more »

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Referenced in The Michael J. Fox Show: Secret (2014) See more »

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Amusing crime drama
8 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I will start with a sentence: it isn't usual American crime drama. Throughout the scenario you will be submerged in Scandinavian culture with their simplicity, beautiful landscapes and people who prefer to keep silent instead of talking things people around already know... and that sounds kinda Sicilian :)

Watched both first series and wow! ... waiting for the next one :)

simply brilliant!

And, yes - I meant "amusing" as it is full with original and interesting Norwegian characters and loaded with comedy elements.

Humm, many will say the name of the real town is Lillehammer, but remember that the name of his dog was Lily - and then the picture is complete.

If you are after blood, whores, drugs and uber violence - these TV series are not probably for you - it is all about being what? hey - watch it!


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