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When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done...

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Josef Fares
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5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fares Fares ... Jacob
Torkel Petersson ... Benny
Göran Ragnerstam ... Lasse
Sissela Kyle ... Agneta
Eva Röse ... Jessica
Christian Fiedler Christian Fiedler ... Folke
Erik Ahrnbom Erik Ahrnbom ... Håkan
Harry Goldstein Harry Goldstein ... Göran
Michael Fares Michael Fares ... Mike
Viktor Friberg Viktor Friberg ... Janne
Jan Fares Jan Fares ... Mike's dad
Yngve Dahlberg ... Gunnar
Kerstin Hellström Kerstin Hellström ... Kindergarten teacher
Paula McManus Paula McManus ... Jacob's first date
Maj-Lis Hörne Maj-Lis Hörne ... Elsa
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Police officer Benny is obsessed with American police cliches and livens up his own boring everyday life with dreams of duels with bad guys. But poor Benny and his colleagues doesn't have much to do in the small town of Högboträsk. Most of their days are spent drinking coffee, eating sausage waffles and chasing down stray cows. Peace and quiet is the dream of every politician, but for the Swedish authorities, the lack of crooks is reason to close the local police station. When the cops investigate a suspected act of vandalism, they realise that they themselves may be able to raise the crime statistics high enough to stay in business. Written by Yocke (yocke@hotmail.com)

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Hvis du tænder på: - stramt siddende uniformer - citron halvmåner med varmkaffe - blå blink og bah-buh lyde vil du slå gnister over KOPS

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Trivia

The visual effects crew had to digitally remove reflections of cameras and other equipment seen in Benny's glasses in post-production. See more »

Goofs

The call signal sounds from their radios are wrong. The Swedish Police and Rescue services use two different radio systems (when the film was made. They are now changing to a TETRA system). The S80 is only used by the Police in the three biggest cities. The S70 is used by everyone, (Police, Rescue, SAR, Mil etc) everywhere else. Since the film is "far from everything" they should use the S70 system but the sounds are from a S80 system. See more »

Quotes

Benny: Don't ever fuck with Benny the cop.
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Crazy Credits

The cow is credited as: Ko - Greta 284 See more »

Connections

References Fled (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

GIMME SOME LOVIN'
Written by Steve Winwood (as S. Winwood), Muff Winwood (as M. Winwood), and Spencer Davis (as S. Davis)
Performed by The Spencer Davis
Used by permission of Universal Music Publishing/Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB/Universal Music AB
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User Reviews

 
Not as brilliant as "Jalla, Jalla!" but a great laugh
20 April 2004 | by ewok271See all my reviews

If you're looking for real comedy and humor, this is the movie to watch. Especially if you like the previous movie, Jalla,Jalla! by the same director (and many of the same actors) this one is a must. However don't be disappointed if the quality is not as high as Fares's debut.

It's more filled with stupid jokes and the characters are not as thoroughly deepened as you would like. On the other hand, the plot (paper thin as it may be) very original and you feel good by it. Moreover the special effects are unexpectedly good for a swedish film. It may be clear that I liked this one very much and I can really recommend it! ...


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Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,930,933
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