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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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Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Accident struck the filming of this series only two weeks into the shooting as one of the leading actors, Jens Albinus, tripped on stage while performing in a play in Copenhagen and broke his leg. See more »

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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

Referenced 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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A very good show (small spoiler)
27 August 2014 | by mms3rdSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this show when it was available on Netflix. I bought the DVD's from Amazon but the region free player I bought to play the discs was crap. I am disappointed that the discs are not available for play on US players.

The main story about the lead investigator (Hallgrim...The Eagle....he sees things from the big picture)....is interesting though ultimately collapses into the re-tread plot of most British and Scandinavian shows (inappropriate sex).

The first three episodes were best for me...the Russian bad guy Sergej was really good and the cat and mouse with The Eagle was interesting. That actor stars in the Danish The Protectors...and is quite good there.

Later episodes seemed to overuse the plots of so many British and American shows....but I guess it is fair that the foreign police procedurals use the same criminal issues faced across the globe.

The show gives good insight into the multi-cultural nature of the European countries. Unlike a show like MI-5 there is not criticism of U.S. policies as I recall.

Sufficient to say that the main characters are interesting, the acting is good, the scenery and venues are good and the theme song is awesome.


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