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The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016)

Hundraettåringen som smet från notan och försvann (original title)
The 101 year old man Allan Karlsson goes through Europe in search for a Russian soda recipe he lost during the early 70s. Unfortunately, he is not the only one who is looking for it.

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Hans Ingemansson (script), Felix Herngren (script) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Gustafsson ... Allan Karlsson
Iwar Wiklander Iwar Wiklander ... Julius Jonsson
David Wiberg David Wiberg ... Benny
Shima Niavarani Shima Niavarani ... Miriam
Jens Hultén ... Gäddan
Svetlana Rodina Ljungkvist Svetlana Rodina Ljungkvist ... Stina (as Svetlana Rodina-Ljungkvist)
Eric Stern Eric Stern ... Håkan
Ralph Carlsson ... Inspector Aronsson
Colin McFarlane ... Seth
Eleanor Matsuura ... Rebecca
Georg Nikoloff ... Popov
Jay Simpson ... Bas
Crystal the Monkey ... Erlander
David Schaal ... CIA Chief
Valentin Smirnitskiy ... Leonid Brezjnev
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The sequel of "The 100 year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared" continues with more flashbacks from Allan Karlsson long and adventurous double agent life. Allan introduces the Russian "folksoda" which ignite a new adventure. Written by Pontus Engström

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Sequel to The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (film) See more »

Goofs

When Julius awakes on the train, the back of his shirt is soaking with sweat. When he is seen moments later, his shirt is dry. See more »

Quotes

Allan Karlsson: [when finally getting a huge explosion] Oh yeah, now things are getting homey here.
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Crystal the Monkey is included in the opening credits alongside her human costars. See more »


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Kolla kolla
Music Written By Anders Melander
Performed by Nationalteatern
Maria Grahn
Lars Jacobsson
Anders Melander
Thorsten Näslund
Anki Rahlskog
Håkan Wennberg
Hans Wiktorsson
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A rather tepid and unfunny follow up of a funny film farce
3 January 2017 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the Jonas Jonasson novel "The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Vanished" as well as the following film "The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared".

The film was both as fun as the book, was a big success both in native Sweden as well as in the rest of the world.

The plot is: A year has gone, and the money is spent, when an old bottle of a Russian soft drink makes a stir, because it so good. Already here we lose the interest, and the film is all about a gang of old people, a gang of hoodlums, a Russian daughter and CIA with the Swedish police are all after this soft drink recipe.

Well, to make a long story short, this is just like the first an unlikely black comedy in style of Forrest Gump, though darker and way more stupid, and filled with more stupid humans. Other films it's in class with here would be "Fargo", "One night at McCools", "Seven psychopaths" a.s.o. This film, however, hasn't got a book as a basic script, and this is quite obvious. The film tries to be funny, but simply isn't.

Where the first film three years ago was a good farce, which gave many laughs and the two hours went like one, this is just tepid and feels like it never ends. The audience in the theater only laughed twice in the two hours.

Still there are some great things. The make up is even more brilliant than in the first film, and way better than we've seen in Hollywood films (!). Amazing, once more. Robert Gustafsson, playing Allan, is just 52, but here he looks perfect as 101 years old man. (Well, maybe he looks a young 101, but still it's quite passable.)

Some of the CGI isn't very good, though. Especially the explosions and fires are bad, but it doesn't hurt the story, since it's far from believable anyway. The famous persons portrayed are also quite good.

What annoys extremely again, just as in the first, is the music, which really is Balkan circus music. Extremely annoying! This is the worst bit of the movie.

A pity that a great comedy has got such a lousy follow up.


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Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Keleti PU, Budapest, Hungary See more »

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SEK63,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$994,901
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