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The Olsen Gang Sees Red (1976)

Olsen-banden ser rødt (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Family | 1 October 1976 (Denmark)
Egon Olsen and his 2 friends are hired to stage the theft of a Ming vase. He's double-crossed by the baron and wants revenge by swapping the Ming vase with a cheap copy during a big party at the castle. Will they succeed?


Erik Balling




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ove Sprogøe ... Egon Olsen
Morten Grunwald ... Benny Frandsen
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Kjeld Jensen
Kirsten Walther Kirsten Walther ... Yvonne Jensen
Jes Holtsø Jes Holtsø ... Børge Jensen (as Jes Holtsøe)
Lene Brøndum Lene Brøndum ... Fie
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ... Lensbaron Ulrik Christian Frederik Løvenwold (as Bjørn Watt Boolsen)
Ove Verner Hansen Ove Verner Hansen ... Frits
Ejner Federspiel Ejner Federspiel ... Joachim
Axel Strøbye ... Kriminalassistent Jensen
Ole Ernst Ole Ernst ... Kriminalbetjent Holm
Buster Larsen Buster Larsen ... Chefen
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Dirigenten
Freddy Koch Freddy Koch ... Den Hollandske herre
Else-Marie Else-Marie ... Kokkepigen


Egon and the gang are hired to stage a robbery of an antique Chinese vase for an economically challenged baron. Naturally they fooled, which infuriates Egon. The gang tries to get back at the baron by switching the vase with a cheap Hong Kong copy. One attempt is made during the barons hunting party, where Egon ends up being bricked up in the catacombs. In another attempt, the gang has to coordinate breaking through several walls at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen with the "Elverhøj" overture. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Family


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Did You Know?


The Baron's family motto "Honi soit qui pense" means "Shame on those who think". It is a corruption of the motto of the English Order of the Garter: "Honi soit qui mal y pense", meaning "Shame on those who think evil about this". See more »


When Keld and Benny knocks down the wall in the cellar, all the bricks disappear when they run towards Egon. See more »


Followed by The Olsen Gang Gets Polished (2010) See more »

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The absolute best Olsen Banden movie
4 March 1999 | by KyndeSee all my reviews

This is one of the most funny movies I have seen. It is so well done all the way. Not only does it contain the best scene ever put on film, where Olsen Banden breaks through the dressing rooms at the Royal Danish Theater, which has no match anywhere on film, but it also contains a multitude of other genius scenes created by the wizards Henning Bahs and Erik Balling. This is a real treat. Enjoy it.

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Release Date:

1 October 1976 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Olsen-banda bosszúja See more »

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Nordisk Film See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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