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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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Cast

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 ...  Michael Kristensen 23 episodes, 2004-2006
Ghita Nørby 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
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Storyline

Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse investigators he handles explosive and complex cases with all available means. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Adler - Die Spur des Verbrechens See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Accident struck the filming of this series only two weeks into the shooting as one of the leading actors, Jens Albinus, tripped on stage while performing in a play in Copenhagen and broke his leg. See more »

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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Forgiveness
Music by Jacob Groth
Lyrics by Misen Groth (as Misen)
Performed by Misen Groth (as Misen) and The Danish Filmharmonics
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Superlative Danish detective drama...
20 November 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Scandinavia produces a lot of good quality crime drama and The Eagle is a an excellent example.

This detective drama shares a lot in common with US series like Crossing Lines. Its a mix of cross border policing, of mostly high profile cases, combined with a dash of intelligence work.

This police unit frequently work with Danish and other intelligence agencies and other police forces from neighbouring countries like Sweden and Norway.

The style of this drama is down to earth and very matter of fact. Its refreshingly unpretentious and well acted. Each season has an overriding story that's built upon with side stories to keep things interesting.

All in all a recommended watch for crime drama enthusiasts tired of the run of the mill US/UK fare. Eight out of ten from me.


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