Olsen-banden Junior

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Olsen-banden Junior
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Directed by Peter Flinth [1]
Written byAnne-Marie Olesen
Lars Mering
Nikolaj Scherfig
Produced byThomas Heinesen [2]
StarringAksel Leth
Christian Stoltenberg
Jakob A. Bernit
Signe Lerche
Music by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 14 December 2001 (2001-12-14)
Running time
85 min. [3]
CountryDenmark
LanguageDanish

Olsen-banden Junior [4] is a 2001 Danish family-comedy heist film. It is a prequel to the long running Danish film series Olsen-banden , and an implementation of the concept used by the Swedish Olsen-banden remakes prequels Lilla Jönssonligan . [5] The film is also a sequel to the Christmas calendar Olsen-bandens første kup from 1999. The film premiered on December 14, 2001. [6] The film was a moderate success compared to the original series and the Swedish and Norwegian equivalents. [7] [8] The film later received a novelization of the same name. [9]

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Plot

In the year of 1958, Egon Olsen, the child genius, tries to escape the orphanage where he lives by setting himself up to be adopted by a rich couple. Problems arise when it turns out that the couple are rocket scientists who want to use him as a test subject to be sent into space. [10]

Cast

Reception

The film was released on home video by June 2002. [11] It premiered on television on April 2, 2003. [12] After the film there were more Junior installments in the Olsen-banden franchise and the next films are animated. [13]

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