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The Eagle 

Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (original title)
As more crimes and criminals cross borders, the Danish police creates an international criminal investigation team. The half Icelandic "Ørnen" leads the diverse team of 6. The latest technology (2004-6) is used.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jens Albinus ...  Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Marina Bouras ...  Marie Wied 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ...  Villy Frandsen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ...  Nazim Talawi 24 episodes, 2004-2006
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ...  Ditte Hansen 24 episodes, 2004-2006
David Owe ...  Michael Kristensen 23 episodes, 2004-2006
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ...  Thea Nellemann 21 episodes, 2004-2006
Morten Lützhøft ...  Holsøe 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ...  Jens Hansen 13 episodes, 2004-2006
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Storyline

Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. Along with a team of talented and diverse investigators he handles explosive and complex cases with all available means. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Adler - Die Spur des Verbrechens See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Owe's part was originally meant for a "classic", overweight, chainsmoking, coca cola-drinking geek, but after his audition the part was rewritten to fit him. See more »

Goofs

There are several instances in the series where technology becomes the issue of questionable plot devices. One clear-cut plot hole is when, in the fourth episode, we see Sergej track Hallgrim second-by-second on a computer screen using a transmitting device. Later we are told that the transmitter is of a type which only sends a signal every twenty minutes which enables the cops to remove the transmitter and copy its chip without Sergej noticing. See more »

Alternate Versions

German television airs two of the original one-hour episodes in a row, cut to 100 minutes in total. See more »

Connections

Featured in Smagsdommerne: Episode #2.8 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Forgiveness
Music by Jacob Groth
Lyrics by Misen Groth (as Misen)
Performed by Misen Groth (as Misen) and The Danish Filmharmonics
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Great Police Drama from Denmark
15 September 2012 | by wythepressSee all my reviews

I've been streaming "The Eagle" on our Roku this week. What a gem! Produced in Denmark, it is a great series with stunningly beautiful shots of the Icelandic landscape, various other parts of Scandinavia, with very haunting theme music. You have to read subtitles but get used to it and will end up learning a bit of Danish. Hallgrimm is such a strong but flawed lead character and the series is so well written-watch it if you can. Jens Albinus is a wonderful actor.The rest of the supporting cast represent very believable characters. Each episode ties to the last. Watch one episode and you'll be watching all 24.A very entertaining diversion.


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