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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (original title)
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After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

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Gunilla
Iwar Wiklander ...
David Wiberg ...
Benny
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Gäddan
David Shackleton ...
Ralph Carlsson ...
Chief Inspector Aronsson
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Popov
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Pim
Simon Säppenen ...
Bulten
Sven Lönn ...
Hinken
Bianca Cruzeiro ...
Caracas
Gustav Deinoff ...
Ricky
Tumba ...
Sonja the Elephant
Sonja ...
Sonja the Elephant
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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again. Written by NICE FLX

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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8 May 2015 (USA)  »

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SEK 63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,524, 8 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,083,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,269,762
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The song the nursing home staff sings while bringing Allan his cake is a traditional Swedish birthday song, "Ja må du leva," the lyrics of which translate in English to "May you live, may you live, may you live one hundred years! Of course you'll live, of course you'll live, of course you'll live one hundred years!" (Not included is the cheeky final verse, which states "And after you've lived one hundred years, you'll be taken away in a wheelbarrow.") See more »

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In the movie, when Allan meets Truman during the Trinity Test, Truman is the Vice President and FDR dies shortly thereafter. In reality FDR died several months earlier and Truman was president well before the test. See more »

Quotes

Allan Karlsson: If you want to kill me, you'd better hurry, because I'm 100 years old.
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Hilarious
10 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie is extremely funny. From the moment the old man crawls out of the window until the very end of the movie, it is a stitch. It is fast paced and all the characters are well drawn and fleshed out, even characters that only appear near the end of the movie. I was reminded of Peter Seller's movie "Being There" and, yes, there was a bit of "Forrest Gump" in it. I did not object to the "violent" deaths that some of the characters experienced because they were so over the top that they could not be taken seriously and the audience apparently agreed with me since everyone was howling with laughter. We saw the movie at the Chicago Film Festival and it was one of the few times I have attended a film festival when the entire audience stood up and clapped at the end of the movie.


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