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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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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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Storyline

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Kops See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$936,126 (Sweden), 7 February 2003
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Josef Fares: [first blood] A pizza called Rambo. 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: Where the Hell are we going to have lunch now?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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JOHAN FALK GÅR IN
Written by Bengt Nilsson (as B. Nilsson)
Performed by Bengt Nilsson
Used by permission of Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB/Bengt Nilsson Musik/Somet Film
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Great Swedish Comedy -- Worth Checking Out!
5 August 2005 | by MisterBurlesqueSee all my reviews

Kopps is a very entertaining Swedish comedy from the opening of the film to the final credits. Like most Swedish films, the cinematography is exceptional and the acting is top-notch. What makes this find stand apart is the screenplay is well-written and humorous. It's accessible to large audiences. Most people will enjoy this film. Each character in the film is unique and a joy to watch. It has a good story, and does very well at capturing small town life in modern-day Sweden. This film is not an historical period piece or set on a rural farm, which is refreshing. And it's better than most Hollywood movies. This director has a real future in film-making.


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