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Pettersson and Bendel are both worn, run-down and broke. Despite this they decide to start a business and become rich. Unexperienced they are open to any deal. They tamper, scam and exploit loopholes that exist.

Director:

Hans Alfredson

Writers:

Waldemar Hammenhög (freely adapted from the novel "Pettersson & Bendel" by), Hans Alfredson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Karl-Johan 'Charlie' Pettersson
Allan Edwall ... Josef 'Stavros' Bendel
Lena Nyman ... Mia Edling / Ingegerd Borglind
Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors ... Agda Levin (as Lill Lindfors)
Björn Gustafson ... Nilsson
Jan Blomberg Jan Blomberg ... Vreding
Jim Hughes Jim Hughes ... Rodney
Eva Dahlman ... Angelica Vreding
Åsa Bjerkerot Åsa Bjerkerot ... Eva Velin
Katarina Fernell Katarina Fernell ... Aunt Lindström
Tomas Alfredson ... Jonas
Dora Söderberg ... Mrs. Larsson
Lissi Alandh ... Mrs. Persson
Bengt Brunskog ... Police
Bo Andersson Bo Andersson ... Police
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Pettersson and Bendel are both worn, run-down and broke. Despite this they decide to start a business and become rich. Unexperienced they are open to any deal. They tamper, scam and exploit loopholes that exist.

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Två skälmar i Stockholm och deras svindlande affärer

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

10 December 1983 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Mestarihuijarit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the first couple of shots, there is a slow motion shot of a plane flying. It shows the plane very close to the ground, like it's landing. In the very next shot the plane is flying much higher in the sky. See more »

Connections

References Best Friends (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thunderer
Written by John Philip Sousa (as J.P. Sousa)
Performed by The Band of the Royal Marines (as The Royal Marines)
Decca Records
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Shameless con-artistry galore in clever little flick...
10 December 2001 | by ozjeppeSee all my reviews

Inventive, clever and constantly entertaining flick of two oddly paired con artists in 80's Stockholm and their escalating swindle schemes. No serious filmmaking here, just a lot of colourful characterizations and nifty scams... favourite: The Rod Stewart concert!! FUN: Check out Stellan Skarsgård (of such later Hollywood fame such as Good Will Hunting, Deep blue sea, Ronin etc.) in his hippie-ish bum appearance!


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