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Lilyhammer 

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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.
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Series cast summary:
Steven Van Zandt ...  Frank Tagliano / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Trond Fausa ...  Torgeir Lien 24 episodes, 2012-2014
Steinar Sagen Steinar Sagen ...  Roar Lien 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Marian Saastad Ottesen ...  Sigrid Haugli 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Tommy Karlsen ...  Arne / ... 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Fridtjov Såheim ...  Jan Johansen 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ...  Roy 'Fingern' Aass / ... 18 episodes, 2012-2014
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ...  Dag Solstad 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Anne Krigsvoll Anne Krigsvoll ...  Laila Hovland 12 episodes, 2012-2014
Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson ...  Jonas Haugli 11 episodes, 2012-2014
Valentina Alexeeva ...  Jelena / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2014
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Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt) is a former New York mobster, who after testifying in a trial in the United States, joins the witness protection program. Intrigued by the place after watching the Winter Olympics in 1994, he is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to becoming an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank soon discovers that in order to succeed in this rural Norwegian society, he must resort to his old ways. Written by Anonymous

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His way or Norway. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The spelling of the series title alludes to Tagliano's (Steven Van Zandt) dog Lily that was killed in the first episode, Lilyhammer: Reality Check (2012), during an attempt on Tagliano's life, and the way that Frank and some other anglophones pronounce the town's name. See more »

Goofs

Although Norwegian police are issued firearms they are not carried during the normal course of duty. Their firearms are stored, locked, in their patrol cars and can only be removed with the permission of someone in authority (the local police chief for example). They are not, as shown in the show, routinely carried. See more »

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Referenced in Single Parents: Raining Blood (2019) See more »

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black comedy in tongues
14 February 2012 | by jay-896-741421See all my reviews

this Netflix exclusive series was a delight to watch. full of darkness and humor . the characters are diverse and unique . adds some culture shock for non residents of Norway and its a fun ride to watch a light hearted look at a mafia goon go good sort of?

it nice that he makes good decision amount bad when it comes to helping out the right people. definitely looking forward to more episodes and worth watching a couple times.

The setting is very unique, the story may be predictable at times but over all still a great chapter series.

it does contain course language, some racial inappropriateness, nudity and other sensitive material for some viewers.


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Norway | USA

Release Date:

25 January 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilyhammer See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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NOK34,000,000 (estimated)
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Rubicon TV AS See more »
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