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Deadline Torp (2005)

A faithful dramatization of the real life hostage drama that shook Norway in 1994. On September 28th, 1994, two Swedish men robbed a bank in the small Norwegian town of Larvik. Soon, with a... See full summary »

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Nils Gaup

Writers:

Nils Gaup (adaptation), Håkan Lindhé (as Håkan Lindhe) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danilo Bejarano Danilo Bejarano ... Miro Bilic
Emil Forselius Emil Forselius ... Dovor Miadenovic
Jørgen Langhelle ... Åge Lamberg
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Jørgen Schold
Gørild Mauseth Gørild Mauseth ... Kristin Slettemark
Rut Tellefsen Rut Tellefsen ... Astri Johansen
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Birger Johansen
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ... Per Kristian Hoveng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thor Michael Aamodt Thor Michael Aamodt ... Psykolog Fred Antonsen
Thea Aursnes Thea Aursnes ... Kaisa Lamberg
Jørn Bakk Jørn Bakk ... Arne
Ståle Bjørnhaug Ståle Bjørnhaug ... Mann i departementet
Jeanne Bøe Jeanne Bøe ... Kvinnelig politi (as Jeanne Bøe Larsen)
Kåre Brekke Dahl Kåre Brekke Dahl ... Kamera
Anders Dahlberg ... Ole Taup
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A faithful dramatization of the real life hostage drama that shook Norway in 1994. On September 28th, 1994, two Swedish men robbed a bank in the small Norwegian town of Larvik. Soon, with a massive police hunt underway, the robbers ended up taking two civilians and two police officers hostage. Next morning the drama would come to a deadly halt at nearby Torp Airport, where for the first time in history, a Norwegian police chief was forced to give the order to shoot to kill. Written by Renaldo Matlin

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

13 January 2005 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Torp-Dramaet See more »

Filming Locations:

Jar, Norway See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Despite telling a real-life-story that most Norwegians knew the outcome of, the last episode was seen by 917,000 viewers, making it the highest rated Norwegian-produced drama series in the history of Norwegian television. See more »

Goofs

The old hostages car (the Volvo 850) is claimed to be brand new, despite that the license plate tells that this is a car first registered in 1992. See more »

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Could've been and should've been so much better
4 March 2006 | by StibbertSee all my reviews

I think maybe I had too high hopes for this series. At first I was a bit disappointed.

The story is based on the events of an actual Norwegian robbery and hostage situation back in '94 with a dramatic outcome. The story in it self is quite good and strong. Better than many Hollywood action/thrillers. However, the writing could've been a little better. Some of the lines seem a little fake and the characters could've been better. It seems they are not sure who the lead character is. They don't build up the characters good enough. At the end it's the story that saves this series.

Many of Norways most notable actors are to be found in this series. Never the less the all over performance isn't impressive. This might be because of the lack of characters. They are not believable enough. There are something that reminds me that they're just actors.

One of the things that bugged me the most and that I was most disappointed about was the cinematography. Probably (at least by the look of it) the series is shot on video. In it self not a bad thing, but I've seen better looking footage on the regular evening news. The lightning is not bad and the composition is good, but the low depth of field and the weak colors and the over all look of the picture is kind of cheap. The though behind it is probably to make it seem more real and give it a documentary/live news look, witch is a good though, but I'm sad to say it fail. The hand-held camera, however, works. The series has a bit of the 24 feeling with hand-held camera and multiple screens. They don't overdo it and it works quite well. It fits the series and the action. However, you don't get close to the characters. As with the acting you don't get caught up and feel anything for them. When watching you know it's just TV.

The music is quite well done. Yet, in it's simplicity it's strong and powerful. It catches the action and creates a very good atmosphere and feeling.

Deadline Torp has a strong story and is quite unique in many ways. As I watched it got better, but never quite got to where I expected it to be. Never the less it's a OK mini series, but unless you're Norwegian you probably won't have that much pleasure of it.


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