The Olsen Gang Goes to War (1978)

Director
Erik Balling

Main cast
Ove Sprogøe; Morten Grunwald; Poul Bundgaard; Axel Strøbye; Ole Ernst

Genres
Family, Comedy, Crime

Description
Some criminal EU ministers plan to turn Denmark into a gigantic fair ground and holiday paradise. Egon gets his hand at some important documents which could both make him rich and take care of Denmark's future.


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