The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy

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The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy
Olsen-banden går amok 1973 Erik Balling poster Aage Lundvald.jpg
Poster by Aage Lundvald
Directed by Erik Balling
Produced by Bo Christensen
Written by Henning Bahs
Erik Balling
Starring Ove Sprogøe
Edited by Ole Steen Nielsen
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 5 October 1973 (1973-10-05)
Country Denmark
Language Danish

The Olsen Gang Goes Crazy (Danish: Olsen-banden går amok) is a 1973 Danish comedy film directed by Erik Balling and starring Ove Sprogøe. This was the fifth film in the Olsen Gang-series.[1]

For the first time there appeared Axel Strøbye as Kriminalassistent Jensen, pursuing the gang in all later movies.


Film starts with a robbery scene, Egon is about to open Franz Jäger safe in local cinema with his two partners, out of sudden comes Benny's brother Harry which is dynamite specialist. He is also alcohol addict and was drinking before the action and because of his clumsy moves he turns on the alarm, police comes and Egon is caught. After 8 months in prison Egon comes out with brand new plan to rob mobster which has warehouse with frozen food as a cover-up for his illegal business. Unfortunately for Egon, Benny and Kjeld have no longer interest in thievery as they both found jobs in a local shop and Ben is engaged to the store's manager. Harry feels guilty for the last action and helps Egon to make criminals from Ben and Kjeld again. He succeeds and his ingenious plan as usually works almost flawlessly so they're getting the money, but with Ben and Kjeld as a partners he can be certain that they won't be wealthy for a long time.



  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 31 August 2012. pp. 300–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5524-3. 

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