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Slå først Frede! (1965)

A sales agent of prank items, a real prankster, is returning to Denmark by ferry, when his bag is exchanged with a secret agent's bag. He ends up as a not so secret agent - bringing fun into the otherwise serious spy business.

Director:

Erik Balling

Writers:

Jens K. Holm (as Bengt Janus), Henning Bahs | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Morten Grunwald ... Frede Hansen
Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe ... David Smith
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Kolick
Essy Persson Essy Persson ... Sonja
Martin Hansen Martin Hansen ... Dr. Pax
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Frede Hansen, a game salesman, is mistaken for a secret service agent on a ferry and kidnapped by enemy agents. He escapes and now the secret service want to use him as bait to track the enemy. They assign their best agent, Smith to be his partner and supervisor. Their main task is to eliminate the head of the enemy conspiracy, the mysterious 'Dr. Pax' who's real identity is unknown. Freddy accompanies Smith to Stockholm where they are to meet Sonja, an agent for Dr. Pax, who is also on Smith's liquidation list. Thanks to his bag of game tricks, Freddy manages to avoid being done in by Kolick, a killer for Dr. Pax. Freddy falls for Sonja, and he, she and Smith are taken as prisoners to Dr. Pax's hideout, a remote island fortress from which a major power is to be attacked by missiles guided by trained pigeons. Freddy manages to teach Dr. Pax a lasting lesson in the difference between trained pigeons and homing pigeons. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mod, Merry Mayhem! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English | Swedish

Release Date:

21 December 1965 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Lovebirds See more »

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Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Originally Dirch Passer was supposed to play the part of Frede. But he was too expensive for Nordisk Film, so Morten Grunwald was cast instead. See more »

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Love Birds
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James Bond in Danish
8 April 1999 | by PeterfanSee all my reviews

This film is an absolutely must-see for all fans of old agent movies. "Slå først, Frede" is inspired by the early James Bond movies and uses James Bond terminology in a respectful, yet funny, way.

Enjoy!


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