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The Eagle 

Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (original title)
As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.




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Series cast summary:
Jens Albinus ...  Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Marina Bouras ...  Marie Wied 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ...  Villy Frandsen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ...  Nazim Talawi 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ...  Ditte Hansen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
David Owe David Owe ...  Michael Kristensen 23 episodes, 2004-2006
Ghita Nørby ...  Thea Nellemann 21 episodes, 2004-2006
Morten Lützhøft ...  Holsøe 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ...  Jens Hansen 13 episodes, 2004-2006


Charismatic detective Hallgrim Hallgrimsson assembles a special law enforcement unit to fight cross-border crime and terrorism. Nicknamed "The Eagle" for his unerring intuition, Hallgrim exudes competence and self-assurance; but behind the dynamic facade is a tormented personality.

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Crime | Drama


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First episode had 1,591,000 viewers in Denmark See more »


There are several instances in the series where technology becomes the issue of questionable plot devices. One clear-cut plot hole is when, in the fourth episode, we see Sergej track Hallgrim second-by-second on a computer screen using a transmitting device. Later we are told that the transmitter is of a type which only sends a signal every twenty minutes which enables the cops to remove the transmitter and copy its chip without Sergej noticing. See more »

Alternate Versions

German television airs two of the original one-hour episodes in a row, cut to 100 minutes in total. See more »


Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.8 (2005) See more »


Music by Jacob Groth
Lyrics by Misen Groth (as Misen)
Performed by Misen Groth (as Misen) and The Danish Filmharmonics
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User Reviews

Most Underrated Foreign Series (For English speaking folks)
22 July 2016 | by DominaTroySee all my reviews

When I think of Ørnen, The Eagle, and though I am still watching it although almost finished, I wonder why this show has not been broadcast throughout the world. From the start, this series develops the characters, who you soon learn to love, dislike, fell pity for, want to punch, etc. A show with this ability deserves A+ from me. These characters transform, and when I say transform, it's as while watching the series, you are experiencing the transformation of every character. An unbelievable job well done. Ørnen manages to hook you, and not let you go. The stories vary, so think of it not as whodunit, or a MI5, or drugs.. Think of all of that together, and I say beautifully woven. Then we have, The Eagle, the star of the show (#1 in character development) who is a loner, however see's from different angles, and isn't anywhere near perfect, Chief of Police. Icelandic born, speaking several languages, you start to wonder. You will know if you watch this series, who is The Eagle? Who is he really? Such an amazing show that I hope all get to watch. 7.5 with 999 reviews doesn't cut for this screenwriter!

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Release Date:

10 October 2004 (Denmark) See more »

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(24 episodes) | (TV)

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1.78 : 1
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