A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
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Kim Bodnia ... Frank
Zlatko Buric ... Milo
Laura Drasbæk ... Vic
Slavko Labovic Slavko Labovic ... Radovan
Mads Mikkelsen ... Tonny
Peter Andersson ... Hasse
Vasilije Bojicic Vasilije Bojicic ... Branko (as Vanja Bajicic)
Lisbeth Rasmussen Lisbeth Rasmussen ... Rita
Levino Jensen ... Mike
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Junkie
Lars Bom Lars Bom ... Uro'er
Michael Hasselflug Michael Hasselflug ... Uro'er
Nicolas Winding Refn ... Brian (as Jang Go Star)
Jesper Lohmann ... Mikkel
Steen Fridberg Steen Fridberg ... Lasse
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Storyline

Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen. Written by S. Lasborg <Lasborg@dk-online.dk>

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Crime | Thriller

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Mads Mikkelsen, Zlatko Buric, Slavko Labovic and Levino Jensen are the only actors from the first film to reprise their roles in the sequels. See more »

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When Frank enters the room and sits down next to sleeping Vic, he grabs her left leg and shakes it, but in the following shot, he drops her right leg. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [jumps into the lake] Fuck!
Cop: Get up here!
Frank: Dive in, boys!
Cop: Damnit!
Cop: Get out of there!
Cop: Get up here!
Frank: If you want me, come down and get me! Come on, fuckheads!
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Til min onkel Peter Refn See more »

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References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Beautiful Day
by Peter Kyed
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Brilliant drama
8 August 2002 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

With the police about to spring, the buying, selling and dealing in drugs (cocaine and the like) is an extremely dangerous business. Profits can be enormous...providing of course that the buyers don't lag in their payments and that the dealer is sure of the quality of the drugs he has on offer...it must be the genuine article, not talcum or bicarbonate of soda!

This is the tragic story of Frank, a pusher of drugs (Kim Bodnia) who finds himself in terrible debt due to the fact that the drug money due to him is not forthcoming. Desperate situations require desperate remedies. Much of the film is devoted to Frank's frustrating efforts to get the money. He feels he is trapped in a dangerous situation. He goes on a rampage. Frank has a terrible temper. When angered he is quick to retaliate with his gun. There is much bloodshed in this film, but the drama of the situations holds you and sweeps you along to the next confronting situation.

There is more and more killing as Frank pursues his debtors in his murderous attempt to collect the money owing to him so that he in turn will be able to pay for the drugs he acquired as the middle man.

Be advised that this film is not for the squeamish, but if you like to watch a good drama about a man caught in a series of tragic events, go ahead . Kim Bodnia as that man Frank will hold you spellbound.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Serbian

Release Date:

30 August 1996 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Pusher See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »

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Budget:

DKK6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,792, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$1,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,605
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Balboa Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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