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Foxtrot (1988)

Tommy and his half brother Kiddy travel through Iceland with a money transport. A reunion develops into a nightmare after picking up the hitch-hiker Lisa.


Jón Tryggvason


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valdimar Örn Flygenring Valdimar Örn Flygenring ... Kiddi
Steinar Ólafsson Steinar Ólafsson ... Tommi (as Steinarr Ólafsson)
Maria Ellingsen ... Lísa (as María Ellingsen)
Eyvindur Erlendsson Eyvindur Erlendsson ... Lögreglustjóri
Jón Sigurbjörnsson Jón Sigurbjörnsson ... Leó
Sigurður Skúlason Sigurður Skúlason ... Karl
Guðrún Gísladóttir ... Margrét
Erlingur Gíslason Erlingur Gíslason ... Öryggisvörður
Halldóra Björnsdóttir Halldóra Björnsdóttir ... Vinkona Lísu
Sigurður Karlsson Sigurður Karlsson ... Refaskyttur
Eggert Þorleifsson Eggert Þorleifsson ... Refaskyttur
Hákon Waage Hákon Waage ... Refaskyttur
Árni Blandon Árni Blandon ... Refaskyttur
Helgi Björnsson Helgi Björnsson ... Bifvélavirki
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson Þorsteinn Gunnarsson ... Yfirmaður í stjórnstöð


Tommy and his half brother Kiddy travel through Iceland with a money transport. A reunion develops into a nightmare after picking up the hitch-hiker Lisa.

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Iceland | Norway | Sweden



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25 August 1988 (Iceland) See more »

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Codename Foxtrott See more »

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Each scene was shot twice, once with Icelandic dialogue, for domestic theatrical release, and once in English, for international distribution purposes. See more »

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Fast moving action thriller
15 February 2001 | by hepworth2See all my reviews

Foxtrot is a fast moving action thriller that depicts the deterioration of a relationship between two half-brothers who become involved in an attempted rape and murder of a young hitch-hiker in a remote part of Iceland.

The film stars three of Iceland's leading young actors - Steinarr Olafsson, Valdimar Flyngenring and Maria Ellingsen. It was shot in English and the combination of an up-tempo soundtrack and some stunning visuals taken from many of Iceland's most dramatic volcanic landscapes, gives us a unique action packed thriller for audiences of all ages.

Foxtrot opens with the two brothers, Tommy (Steinarr Olafsson), and Kiddy (Valdimar Flygenring), being reuinted after the elder's return from a star-studded career as a professional footballer in mainland Europe. All is not as it seems and their warm reunion soon turns into a twenty-four hour liaison with death. In just one day all concerned are forced to confront circumstances that most people never encounter in a lifetime.

Foxtrot can best be described as a "right of passage" film set to the highest traditions of the American "road movie". As a fast-paced youth picture it is sure to take its place amongst the best.

If only it was still available!

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