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Series cast summary:
Jens Arentzen Jens Arentzen ...  Sten Dahl 6 episodes, 1987
Jens Okking ...  Karl Jørgensen 6 episodes, 1987
Anne Marie Helger Anne Marie Helger ...  Anita Rasmussen 6 episodes, 1987
Torben Jensen Torben Jensen ...  John Sparking 6 episodes, 1987
Lars Sidenius Lars Sidenius ...  Kim Madsen 5 episodes, 1987
Henrik Larsen Henrik Larsen ...  Poul Bremer 5 episodes, 1987
Jannie Faurschou ...  Terese Arnberg 5 episodes, 1987
Erik Louring Erik Louring ...  Krabben 5 episodes, 1987
Martin Rode Martin Rode ...  Frank Skov 4 episodes, 1987
Suzette Kempf Suzette Kempf ...  Lis Jørgensen 4 episodes, 1987
Kirsten Cenius Kirsten Cenius ...  Monika Rodin 4 episodes, 1987
Gert Bastian Gert Bastian ...  Leon Hansen 4 episodes, 1987
Peter Schrøder Peter Schrøder ...  Leif Halskov 4 episodes, 1987
Mai Brostrøm Mai Brostrøm ...  Loa Billberg 3 episodes, 1987
Sebastian Sabatt Sebastian Sabatt ...  Hassan Rashid 3 episodes, 1987
Hussein Shehadeh Hussein Shehadeh ...  Ben Patrakos 3 episodes, 1987
Raimund Kummer Raimund Kummer ...  Fritz Mannheimer 2 episodes, 1987
Jan Dolata Jan Dolata ...  Arif Couteau 2 episodes, 1987
Jens Jørn Spottag ...  Rudi Johansen 2 episodes, 1987
Lotte Tarp Lotte Tarp ...  Benedicte Bremer 2 episodes, 1987
Dorte Højsted ...  Connie Torp 2 episodes, 1987
Henning Palner Henning Palner ...  Palle Møller 2 episodes, 1987
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Policeman Karl Jørgensen was once a prominent detective, but due to a violent temper he's now checking out passports at the airport, smuggling stout to work in his thermos every day. However, Kaj, the boyfriend of his daughter, is suddenly killed by a heroin overdose injected by hooded gangsters. It turns out he was spying on their organisation for his brother, Frank, who was framed by them while smuggling narcotics. When Frank hears about Kaj's death, he escapes from prison to get back at the killers. Meanwhile, the same gangsters threaten Karl Jørgensen's daughter, and soon Karl is involved in a major drug smuggling case. Frank and his buddy rob a bank and shoot a police officer. A country-wide manhunt ensues while Karl is having trouble with controlling his daughter's vigilante activities, with finding out who killed Kaj, with the police detectives on the case and with his own alcoholic and lacking existence. Written by Christian Jahnsen

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Denmark

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Danish

Release Date:

7 November 1987 (Denmark) See more »

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Once a Cop... See more »

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Nordisk Film See more »
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(6 episodes)

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In episode 1, Thorkild Thyrring is the driver of the blue Ford Sierra whereas Erik Høyer drives the green Toyota (the police vehicle). The jump where the Toyota lands on its front bumper almost flipped it onto its roof. This was far from intentional. Thorkild Thyrring first tried the jump successfully, and Erik Høyer inquired of him: "How fast do you go?". "About 60 km/h is fine", Thorkild replied. However, the Ford Sierra had rear wheel drive whereas the Toyota had front wheel drive. Therefore, the difference between the two vehicles when performing the jump was so great that it nearly caused a serious accident. However, the Toyota eventually landed back on its wheels, and the director decided to keep the shot. This "unsuccessful" jump is therefore the one shown in the series. See more »

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One of the finest moments for Danish TV.
20 April 2004 | by ChrJahnsenSee all my reviews

This little five episode gem is unquestionable remembered by most people born before 1975. When it first aired, it was the talk of the country. It seemed like all the big actors were lined up to get a part in it, and the storyline all throughout the five hours is fantastic.

It's hard to point your finger at something that isn't good about this production. One might say a limited budget, and sure, Danish TV will always be of limited means, but that's about it. It has great actors in practically all the roles, the writing is magnificent, the plot is quite unique, the car chase in episode one made everybody gasp for air when it was finally over with, a great atmosphere of tension surrounds every minute, the directing is great and even the title song ("Sjæl i flammer" by Casper Winding) was a gigantic hit.


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