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Pippi on the Run (1970)

På rymmen med Pippi Långstrump (original title)
G | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1977 (USA)
Fed up with their strict parents, Tommy and Annika run away from home, with their friend Pippi Longstocking to look after them in their long trek.


Olle Hellbom


Astrid Lindgren (novel), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview:
Inger Nilsson ... Pippi Långstrump
Maria Persson ... Annika
Pär Sundberg ... Tommy
Hans Alfredson ... Konrad
Benno Sterzenbach ... Policeman
Öllegård Wellton Öllegård Wellton ... Annika's Mother
Walter Richter Walter Richter ... Sulky Farmer
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Annika's Father
Kurt Zips Kurt Zips ... Angry Man
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Did You Know?


Hans Alfredson (who played Konrad the Peddler in this film) and his "Hasseåtage" comedy troupe partner Tage Danielsson were originally slated to play the policemen Kling and Klang in the Pippi Longstocking (1969) TV series. See more »

Crazy Credits

The original Swedish version opens with Pippi riding astride her horse, Lilla Gubben, against a beautiful sunset, in slow motion. (The film's title is seen here.) A Western-style instrumental arrangement of the film's theme song, "Sommarsången" ("Summer Song"), permeates this scene. There is then a brief scene of Tommy and Annika entering Pippi's home, Villa Villekulla, with Pippi's pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, in a small bed. Tommy and Annika then attempt to bake bread. Then, the opening credits continue. The same arrangement of "Sommarsången" as before now bursts into full gentle rhythm with soft bongo drums into a montage of Pippi riding Lilla Gubben at full speed in the sunset, some in real-time speed, others in slow-motion. (And occasionally, even two boxed-in shots over black, with some of the credits filling in the black spaces.) The opening credits then conclude with Pippi reaching her destination, Villa Villekulla. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the German version, the ending scene was slightly changed. The two shots of Pippi riding on a flying broomstick were rearranged. Originally, there was a full shot first, then a closer shot second, with a shot, in between, of Tommy and Annika looking on in bewilderment (with Annika complaining to Pippi). Here, it's the closer shot of Pippi first, then said shot of Tommy and Annika, and then the first full shot of Pippi, which freezes briefly, and then fades to black (with no "The End" credit). The next to last shot of Tommy and Annika's more amused reactions, along with the original final shot of Pippi circling in the sky around Villa Villekulla (done with miniature effects) was omitted in the German version. (Possibly because the German distributors decided the last shot was none too convincing.) See more »


Follows Pippi in the South Seas (1970) See more »


Auf Wiedersehen Pippi Langstrumpf
("Goodbye Pippi Longstocking")
Ending Theme - German TV Version, Part 4 ("Last Part: Farewell to Pippi")
Based upon "Till Österland Vill Jag Fara" ("To Eastern Land, Would I Travel")
Used in Swedish TV series as "Till Fjärran Land Ska Du Fara" ("To Distant Land Should You Travel")
Composed by Anders Flöija (original) and Christian Bruhn
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One of the best series of all time!
24 February 2000 | by jeff-89See all my reviews

All four of these films were really good. This one has Pippi and her two friends runaway from home because they are tired of parents rules. So Pippi takes them on a venture they will never forget. Inger Nilsson who plays Pippi did a fantasic job despite you can tell voices were dubbed. Watching Inger Nilsson was just great and that's why these are great films!

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