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Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jens Albinus ...  Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson 24 episodes, 2004-2006
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Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ...  Nazim Talawi 24 episodes, 2004-2006
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David Owe ...  Michael Kristensen 23 episodes, 2004-2006
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Morten Lützhøft ...  Holsøe 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ...  Jens Hansen 13 episodes, 2004-2006
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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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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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Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the first episode, the crime scheme is compromised by plot holes. The plan seems to depend on a risky diversion which in fact attracts the attention of the police to the crime scene rather than the opposite. It is also not explained why Sandberg, who is wanted by the police, would choose to land his plane in a place where he is sure to be arrested, and the whole criminal plan comes to depend on how he fares in court. 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 TV-Quizzen: Drama (2015) 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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