The Eagle (2004–2006)

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As Deputy Detective Inspector "Ørnen" is to fly to his dying mom on Iceland, he's called off the plane to take charge of the investigation in Copenhagen Airport of a murdered cop with a gun and ID missing. Are terrorists hijacking a plane?


Niels Arden Oplev


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jens Albinus ... Hallgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Thea Nellemann
Marina Bouras ... Marie Wied
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ... Villy Frandsen
Janus Nabil Bakrawi Janus Nabil Bakrawi ... Nazim Talawi
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ... Ditte Hansen (as Susan A. Olsen)
David Owe ... Michael Kristensen
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ... Jens Hansen
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ... Justitsminister / Minister of Justice Alice Villum
Morten Lützhøft ... Holsøe
Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir ... Johanna (as Elva Òsk Òlafsdóttir)
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ... Sergej Varsjinskij
Melinda Kinnaman ... Frida Evander
Jesper Vigant Jesper Vigant ... Lars Andersen
Regitze Estrup Regitze Estrup ... Betty Christensen


This Danish television series, "Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé", translated "The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey", features Halgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson, nicknamed "Ørnen" (the eagle), a half-Icelandic, half-Danish police officer who becomes the chief detective, rather than the director, of a newly formed international criminal investigative unit. He assembles a small team of experts, with a heavy focus on computer-acquired information, to deal with a wide range of criminal threats, from terrorist bomb plots, drug smuggling, human trafficking, rape, murder, and extortion. The 24 episodes are all overlapping in terms of multiple plots and character interactions. Hallgrimsson names each investigation with a character from Homer's The Odyssey, and the plots often reflect the complex themes of the Greek epic poem. Like Odysseus, Hallgrimsson has returned from the war but has no home. He lives in a hotel, and moves back and forth in his investigations among Denmark, Sweden, Oslo, and Iceland. As with the ... Written by Andrew Woods

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Crime | Drama






Danish | Icelandic | Arabic

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10 October 2004 (Denmark) See more »

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