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Olsen-banden (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 11 October 1968 (Denmark)
Egon Olsen's criminal trio always gets itself into unlucky, comical situations when executing Egon's genius plans. After release from prison, Egon already has a new plan - steal a valuable German item from a secured museum in Copenhagen.

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Erik Balling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe ... Egon Olsen
Morten Grunwald ... Benny Frandsen
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Kjeld Jensen
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Kriminalassistent Mortensen
Poul Reichhardt ... Chefen
Kirsten Walther Kirsten Walther ... Yvonne Jensen
Lotte Tarp Lotte Tarp ... Ulla
Grethe Sønck Grethe Sønck ... Connie
Hanne Løye Hanne Løye ... Prostitueret
Lise Henningsen Lise Henningsen ... Prostitueret
Ole Monty Ole Monty ... Sheriffen
Paul Hagen Paul Hagen ... Hansen
Arthur Jensen Arthur Jensen ... Stationskarl
Ejner Federspiel Ejner Federspiel ... Konduktør
Poul Thomsen Poul Thomsen ... Politichauffør
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Storyline

The first of 13 Olsenbanden films presents us with Egon Olsen, head of the gang, and his friends Benny and Kjeld, who want to become the best known gang in Denmark and eventually Europe by stealing a famous Bavarian work of art currently displayed in a Copenhagen museum. Although Egon's plan works out fine, there is only trouble ahead for the little gang. Written by E.C. Herrnsdorf <europro@ccmailer.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

11 October 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Blockheads at Work See more »

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Budget:

DKK 1,000,000 (estimated)
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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

One of the main inspirations for "Olsen-Banden", and especially Kjeld, was Thorvald Framlev aka "Det Borende X" (The Drilling X), who in the years 1916-31 carried out a series of complicated safe burglaries to keep his greengrocers' shop from bankruptcy. See more »

Goofs

When Kriminalassistent Mortensen falls over the bike, he loses the picture on the sidewalk. But two shots later he's holding it again in his hand See more »

Connections

Followed by Olsen-banden deruda' (1977) See more »

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One of the best comedies ever made.
28 April 1999 | by VassagoSee all my reviews

This is one of the best crime comedies out there, and when you take the whole sequels that followed it into consideration, it might be *the* best crime comedy ever. The (mis)adventures of Egon Olsen and his (in)famous gang may not be for everyone's liking, but they definitely come close.

If you ever liked even a single crime comedy, you should get a hold of this movie ASAP. This may be troublesome particularly for US viewers, but it's worth a try.


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