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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

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Sandler and Columbia Pictures bought the rights to make an american film adaption of this shortly after it's original release. Though, it's still unknown if this will ever happen. 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: Can you help me with the computer?
Håkan: Yes, I'm coming.
Benny: Come on!
Håkan: Just hit the button.
Benny: Well there is a hell of a lot of buttons, - "Pause", "Delete", "Home".
Benny: Shit come on.
Benny: Håkan!
Håkan: Take it easy!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

BORN IN THE COUNTRY
Written by Peps Persson (as P. Persson)
Performed by Peps Persson
Used by permission of Universal Music Publishing/Universal Music AB
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Good comedy
19 May 2005 | by tomimtSee all my reviews

Small Swedish village is pretty much free of all crime. Police force doesn't have much else to do than to loiter around, hoping for something to happen. But one day they hear, that their work place is under cancellation threat, so they must boost up their arrest and crime rate to keep their beloved police station.

They figure out, that if they don't have crime they might as well start doing crime themselves.

Hardly never movies with this kind of settings are good but Kopps does fine exception from that rule. A funny film with good acting and great jokes. Especially the crimes and descriptions of "Russian mafia" shoot outs and such are hilarious and well done.

My thumbs up.


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