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Olsen-banden (1968)

Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan - a plan to steal a very valuable golden statue, and never to fall behind ... See full summary »

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Knut Bohwim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arve Opsahl Arve Opsahl ... Egon Olsen
Carsten Byhring Carsten Byhring ... Kjell Jensen
Sverre Holm Sverre Holm ... Benny Fransen
Aud Schønemann Aud Schønemann ... Valborg Jensen
Sverre Wilberg Sverre Wilberg ... Hermansen, kriminalbetjent
Solfrid Heier ... Ulla, Bennys forlovede
Georg Richter Georg Richter ... Kriminalsjefen
Ingeborg Cook Ingeborg Cook ... Connie, innehaver av massasjeinstituttet
Synnøve Strigen Synnøve Strigen ... Bitten, jobber hos Connie
Lillian Lydersen Lillian Lydersen ... Kate, jobber hos Connie
Kari-Laila Thorsen Kari-Laila Thorsen ... Mona, jobber hos Connie
Ivar Medaas Ivar Medaas ... Lensmannen
Willie Hoel Willie Hoel ... Kafeverten på 'Lefsa'
Kari Diesen Kari Diesen ... Dame i 'Six bladsalg'
Pål Johannessen Pål Johannessen ... Basse, Kjells mellomste sønn
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Storyline

Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan - a plan to steal a very valuable golden statue, and never to fall behind the bars again. So, as soon as he has gotten out of prison, the first thing he does is to contact his old associates, and together, they prepare for one of the most daring, albeit hilarious, robberies Norway has ever seen Written by Felisian

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Comedy | Crime | Family

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

11 August 1969 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Olsenbande See more »

Filming Locations:

Mengshol, Nes, Hedmark, Norway See more »

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Production Co:

Teamfilm AS See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Olsen-banden is a remake of the Danish film Olsen Banden from 1968. Norway has made their own versions of all the original Danish Olsen Banden films. See more »

Goofs

When Egon and Benny are arguing about driving the lorry, Benny stops and refuses to drive any further. As they have stopped on a slope, the lorry starts rolling backwards, as seen in a long shot. In the close-up of Egon pulling the hand break, you can see that the lorry is not rolling backwards, but in the next long shot, it is rolling, just as you hear Egon pulling the break, stopping the lorry. See more »

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Followed by Olsenbanden Junior går under vann (2003) See more »

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Very enjoyable
18 June 2006 | by romeo cliveSee all my reviews

I can understand that some Danish viewers don't like this Norwegian version of an originally Danish film. But then again, it wasn't made for them. I find this silly little film quite amusing (the best one in the series), and the plot has been transplanted into a Norwegian setting in a very convincing way. The use of locations is a treat. Not having seen the original, I wonder how the Danes made the train sequence work - Denmark is such a flat country that it's hard to imagine a Danish train being pulled by gravity ... Anyway, let's thank the Danes for making the Norwegian Olsenbanden films possible! And let's thank Aud Schønemann and Carsten Byhring - they steal the show as always!


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