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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

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: I've had a collision down at Östervegen. The trashcan on the left side is completely wasted. Hell, it looks as if a fucking psychopath has been there...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Minority Report (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

ETT LITET TORP
Written by Christer "Husse" Lindström (as C. Lindström) and L. Jalderos
Performed by Christer "Husse" Lindström
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Funny stuff
4 April 2003 | by slayer_de_lebaySee all my reviews

Good Swedish comedy, which makes fun of American hard core action movies! Excellent filming and special effects. The actors, especially poor Benny, are doing a great job. In this film, you will find a kind of old, jolly good Monty Python humor as well. You have to see this one!


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