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The Third Wave (2003)

Den tredje vågen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 15 October 2003 (Sweden)
Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.

Director:

Anders Nilsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Eklund ... Johan Falk
Irina Björklund ... Rebecca
Nicholas Farrell ... Devlin
Ben Pullen ... Kane
Marie Richardson ... Helén
Sylvester Groth ... Dauphin
Lennart Hjulström ... Sellberg
John Benfield ... Stevens
Robert Giggenbach ... Sorensen
Pierre Deny Pierre Deny ... Leblanc
Emmanuel Limal ... Rocca
Hanna Alsterlund Hanna Alsterlund ... Nina
Jacqueline Ramel ... Anja (as Jaqueline Ramel)
Joram Voelklein Joram Voelklein ... Van Nuys
Joep Sertons Joep Sertons ... Van Effen
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Storyline

In The Hague, Holland, the new chief of Europol Sellberg broadcasts a tough speech against the third wave of crimes in Europe, promising to suffocate the schemes of powerful criminals. He invites his former detective and friend Johan Falk for a meeting, with the intention to join him to his team. Meanwhile, the executive Rebecca accidentally opens one correspondence of her mate, Kane, and finds that he launders illegal money for European mobsters. When she decides to disclose her discoveries to Europol, her life is jeopardized by the associates of her boy-friend, but Rebecca is rescued by Johan, and they have to fight against the organized crime to save their lives and Johan's family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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En hel kontinent håller på att stjälas. An entire continent is being stolen

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Stunt coordinator Stefan Kumberg fell 18 meters deep while checking out a stunt, his ropes teared. He needed six months for rehabilitation. Peter Lundberg acted as his substitute. See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is sitting on the ferry to Hoek van Holland, the green screen used for the window is reflected in the shiny table. See more »

Quotes

Bodice: [Radio] We need a fucking hospital here!
Devlin: [Radio] Roger. And can we please use the proper procedure of language, over.
Bodice: [Radio] Fucking roger, out!
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Crazy Credits

"Dock INGET TACK till polisledningen i Göteborg som för tredje gången vägrat lyfta ett finger för att hjälpa oss. Tur att polishuset i Göteborg i övrigt är fyllt med samarbetsvilliga poliser..." Which translates roughly to: "But NO THANKS go to the police-management in Göteborg as they, for the third time, have been unwilling to lift a finger to help us. Lucky for us the police-houses of Göteborg are filled with cooperative officers..." See more »

Connections

Followed by Johan Falk: Ur askan i elden (2015) See more »

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good one!
20 June 2007 | by David-KappelSee all my reviews

I bought "Third Wave" for 3 € and did not expect too much. But surprisingly this movie was really fun to watch!

The start is a little to slow but after that the movie is fast and full of action. Of course one should not expect the sort of action scenes one can find in Casino Royale or any Hollywood blockbuster. But these realistic action scenes do add to the tension the movie creates. The many changes of location didn't seem to be in the movie just for the sake of it as it appears in many Hollywood action movies within the beginning.

The acting wasn't over the top but the actors still did a good job. Maybe it just felt that way coz I watched the German dubbed version.

The one thing I did not like that much was the ending. The final just takes a little too long and seems exaggerated - (Especially as I am German and I wonder what people will think of the situation in Munich after having seen this movie,haha!)

All in all a very good movie though!


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Sweden | Finland

Language:

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Release Date:

15 October 2003 (Sweden) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

SEK34,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,386
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2.35 : 1
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