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The Olsen gang - final mission

Tom Hedegaard, Denmark, 1998

112 min.DK/Feature

The Olsen Gang series is one of the greatest successes in the history of Danish film, moreover it has in its time had a large audience in some European countries. In each film Egon Olsen, the gang's ingenious leader, hatches a new plan; and his less able but enthusiastic friends, Benny and Kjeld help him carry it out. The plan often succeeds, but something usually goes wrong. »The Olsen Gang - Final Mission« is the first film after a seventeen-year break.

This time, the trio-members are much older. Egon has collected many an ambitious plan over the years of inactivity, and now they are to be implemented: before the gang retires it intends to steal the British crown jewels. Though Egon has become hard of hearing and only gets into the swing of things when his hearing aid batteries work, the gang has not lost its touch. Much succeeds, but as always, something crops up. The Olsen Gang are 'honest crooks' operating in their own old-fashioned, transparent mode in this film full of inventive gags and subtle satire.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Olsen-bandens sidste stik
Danish title Olsen-bandens sidste stik
Other titles The Olsen gang - final mission
Director Tom Hedegaard
Screenplay Henning Bahs
Producer Lars Hermann, Erik Crone
Director of Photography Peter Klitgaard
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Kim Dalum
Composer Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Production designer Sven Wichmann
Appearances Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Poul Bundgaard, Grethe Sønck
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 3055 meter, 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, color, Dolby digital stereo
Danish theatrical release 18.12.1998
Cinemas Palads, Imperial, Lyngby Teatret, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Ishøj Bio, Gladsaxe Bio, Herlev Teaterbio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre) samt 66 biografer i provinsen (inkl. Færøerne og Grønland)
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Tom Hedegaard
Assistant director Birthe Frost
Continuity Linda Daae
Continuity assistant Rikke Deepthi Hansen

Script

Script Henning Bahs

Production

Producer Lars Hermann
Associate producer Erik Balling
Production manager Marianne Christensen
Location manager Andreas Fugl Thøgersen
Producer Erik Crone
Location scout Lars Valentin
Producer's assistant Louise Birk Petersen
Production assistant Christian E. Christiansen
Production coordinator: post-production Anders Edstrand

Cinematography

Cinematography Peter Klitgaard
Camera assistant Birger Bohm
Camera assistant Jesper Find
Loader Gitte Gammelgaard
Key grip Thomas Kristensen
Key grip Jimmy Leavens
Key grip Mark Mavrinac

Stills

Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Assistant lighting technician Torben Borup-Madsen
Assistant lighting technician Sune Lolk
Assistant lighting technician Thomas Neivelt
Best boy Søren Sørensen

Editing

Editing Grete Møldrup
Assistant editor Karen Margrethe Nielsen
Negative cutting Helle Hansen
Avid support Michael Jørgensen

Music

Music Bent Fabricius-Bjerre

Production design

Property master Magnus Magnusson
Production design Sven Wichmann
Set dresser Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Set dresser Ivar Baungaard
Set dresser Tine Hieronymus Nielsen

Wardrobe

Costume assistant Else Prangsgaard
Wardrobe Lotte Dandanell

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Elisabeth Bukkehave
Makeup artist Kirsten Zäschke

Sound

Sound assistant Jonas Langkilde
Sound Kim Dalum
Sound assistant Jonas Koch Rasmussen
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Sound consultant Mark Kenna

Special effects

Special effects Peter Høimark
Special effects Peter Høimark
Special effects Ilja Bak Nielsen

Voice

Kjeld Jensens stemme Kurt Ravn

Visual effects

Digital effects Ronnie Fridthjof
VFX supervisor Michael Holm
Color timing Dorthe Bankwell

Stunt

Stunt Stig Günther

Appearance

Egon Olsen Ove Sprogøe
Benny Frandsen Morten Grunwald
Kjeld Jensen Poul Bundgaard
Ruth Hansen Grethe Sønck
Børge Jensen Jes Holtsø
Kriminalassistent Jensen Axel Strøbye
Unge Holm Ole Ernst
Departementschef Hallandsen Bjørn Watt-Boolsen
Holm-Hansen Henrik Koefoed
Sekretær Fr. Jokumsen Hanne Løye
Bøffen Ove Verner Hansen
Alf Michael Hasselflug
Direktør for destruktionsanstalten Jesper Langberg
Portvagt Claus Ryskjær
Vagtchef Henrik Lykkegaard
Arkivar Claus Bue
Studievært Michael Carøe
Portør Jarl Forsman
Portør Benny Hansen
Ejendomsmægler Jan Hertz
Regissør Gordon Kennedy
Fuld vagtmand Jesper Klein
Produktionsleder Lars Knutzon
Appearance Troels II Munk
Bennys chef Kjeld Nørgaard
Appearance Allan Olsen
Overlæge Holger Perfort
Egons hjælper Asger Reher
Appearance Gunvor Reynberg
Overarkivar Søren Rode
Embedsmand Henning Sprogøe
Holm Hansens dame Beate Bille
Arkivarassistent Christian E. Christiansen
Portør Per Tofte Nielsen
Henning Bahs Henning Bahs
Erik Balling Erik Balling
Kvinde på hospital Lotte Dandanell
Patient på nerveklinik Frank Eberlein
Kjeld Jensen Tommy Kenter

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