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The Marksman (1977)

Skytten (original title)
A former professional shooter starts shooting people as a protest against a new nuclear power plant that is about to open. He will shoot a person a day until this nuclear program is ... See full summary »
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Jens Okking ... Skytten
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Niels Winther
Pia Maria Wohlert Pia Maria Wohlert ... Monica Winther
Kristin Bjarnadóttir Kristin Bjarnadóttir ... Laila
Ebbe Langberg Ebbe Langberg ... Kriminalassistent Høegh
Per Pallesen Per Pallesen ... Kriminalassistent Klamer
Aage Poulsen Aage Poulsen ... Kriminalassistent
Ole Møllegaard Ole Møllegaard ... Kriminalassistent
Pouel Kern ... Overordnet politimand
Jørgen Weel Jørgen Weel ... Fingeraftryksekspert
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... John
Ilse Rande Ilse Rande ... Alice
Solveig Sundborg Solveig Sundborg ... Fru Thomsen
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ... Plejerske
Ove Rud Ove Rud ... Ældre gentleman
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A former professional shooter starts shooting people as a protest against a new nuclear power plant that is about to open. He will shoot a person a day until this nuclear program is terminated. A journalist and the police is trying to stop him. Written by tafnav

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Crime | Thriller

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The game Allan Simonsen and the rest of the Danish national football team is playing in the movie was a real game against Poland played on May the 1st 1977. The game ended 1-2 with Simonsen scoring the single goal for Denmark. See more »

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Remade as The Shooter (2013) See more »

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Misses the mark (so to speak)
15 November 2000 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

Steen is a journalist, who in a television show admits that it may be necessary to use force when keeping Denmark a nuclear-free zone (back in 1976, a very hot topic). Okking misinterprets his message and starts shooting people to prove his point, wasting dogs, old ladies and celebrities. Sadly, the film´s message about environmental issues is so heavyhanded, and leading actor Steen´s performance so poor, that the film fails, surviving only on Okking´s strong performance as the determined killer. Some effective shocks on the way, but the police investigation doesn´t add to the excitement. Best bit has Okking shooting then national soccer player Allan Simonsen.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

26 December 1977 (Denmark) See more »

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De scherpschutter See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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