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Long Flat Balls (2006)

Lange flate ballær (original title)
Six "regular" guys leave their home and life in Fredrikstad in order to go to the World Cup in Germany to cheer on Norway.

Directors:

Bjørn Fast Nagell, Harald Zwart (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Edgar Fjell Jan Edgar Fjell ... Edgar
Petter Jørgensen Petter Jørgensen ... Petter
Anders Fjell Anders Fjell ... Øyvind
Eirik Tobiassen Eirik Tobiassen ... Karsten
Kai Helge Hansen Kai Helge Hansen ... Kai
Henrik Morken Nielsen Henrik Morken Nielsen ... Helge
Frode Lie Frode Lie ... Freddy
Roman Roth ... Klaus Bittman
Vivi Haug Vivi Haug ... Øyvinds mor
Mona Solhaug Mona Solhaug ... Anne
Kari Reinertsen Kari Reinertsen ... Kari
Stine Bernitz Stine Bernitz ... Laila
Atle Jensen Atle Jensen ... Mobekkens advokat
Arne Østgård Arne Østgård ... Mobekken
Kirre Jansson Kirre Jansson ... Mors advokat
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Storyline

Lange Flate Ballær is a comedy about six guys working at the garage EdGarasjen. When their work is threatened by bankruptcy they do whatever is typical for them to do - to use whatever is left in the bank to go to the World Championship in soccer in Germany. Without the wives. Written by Anders

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Based on the commercial for the phone company Telenor, the actors in the commercial are the ones used in the movie as well, and this is their first ever appearance on the movie screen See more »

Quotes

Helge: Wanna listen to some Music?
[Puts on CD, music starts playing]
Petter: Is that Neil Young?
[Music: "I was wandering in the dark, when Jesus called me to salvation..."]
Karsten: Fucking Hell!
Øyvind: Turn that music off!
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Referenced in Pink Panther 2 (2009) See more »

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This movie is so poor, it made me be embarrassed to be Norwegian in the process...
16 July 2006 | by fuglisSee all my reviews

This is one of the most awful movies I've ever seen, probably only surpassed by the dreadful and utterly meaningless Blueberry. How can Harald Zwart even have put his name on this crap. I'm feeling every ounce of respect I had for him waning fast.

So what is it about this film that makes it so poor? Is it the story? Yes. Is it the actors? Yes. It it the whole "look and feel" of the movie? Yes.

To start off with the story, my god!It's about as cliché-ridden and predictable as what you would expect from a drunk 14-year old who is late writing his/her paper on "What I did this summer". The feel-good vibe the makers try to achieve just completely drown as we suffer through yet another embarrassing turn to the story.

The actors are amateurs, I know, and thus we cannot expect them to be of the same quality as professional actors. But for this to work, the characters HAVE to be charming and/or funny (preferably both), so that the viewers don't mind the cheeky acting, or perhaps it even adds to the characters. In this case, not even close baby! You start off disliking the characters mildly, and by the end of the film (I think it's about 90 minutes long, although it feels like 4 hours) you have a strong desire to hurt somebody to get your mind of these annoying stupid guys! It should be impossible to find this movie's attempt at humor successful unless you're actually yourself like these stupid hickeys. Their before mentioned lack of talent and credibility as far as acting goes, only makes the foolish and overly simple scenes fall harder to the ground. Even the family of the people involved will have a hard time finding this anything but very, very embarrassing (I'd rather have my sister make a fool of herself on American Idol).

Finally, why cram in a bunch of misplaced Norwegian celebrities? They look even more out of place than the actors, if this is possible. These celebrity cameos just add to the cheap feeling of the film and is in itself a pretty see-through shot in the dark at trying to improve something broken even before inception.

I cannot even begin to stress how much I'd rather watch paint dry than ever watch this movie again...


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Official Sites:

Official site [Norway]

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | German | English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Flat Balls See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK12,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,084,794
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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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