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Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981)
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Beware of the Jönsson Gang (1981)
Original name: Varning för Jönssonligan
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie begins with the Jönsson gang making a minor burglary. It goes wrong and the gang leader, Sickan, gets caught. After he has spent 10 months in jail, Vanheden and Rocky come to welcome him when he's released. But he doesn't take notice of them, and he's picked up by the mysterious banker Wall-Enberg Jr. instead. He wants Sickan to perform a burglary in Switzerland, in order to retrieve the famous Bedford Diamonds. Sickan does this but is fooled by Wall-Enberg and nearly gets caught. When he returns to Sweden and re-unites with his old gang members, he's set on revenge, both physically and psychologically...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: crimes, heist, gang, partners, crime, safecracker, farce, dishonesty, master criminal, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, criminal's revenge, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, criminal, caper, lego, burglary, sailboat, sheik, sailing boat, safe, diamond theft, burglar alarm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden

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The Jönsson Gang Gets Gold Fever (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains...
Style: not serious, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: disorder, farce, cons and scams, heist, crimes, dishonesty, gang, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, partners, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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The Return of the Jonsson League (1986)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, not serious, realistic
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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The J. Gang Meets Dynamite Harry (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky try to rob the Berns nightclub one night, but Vanheden has made the mistake to invite his constantly drunk cousin, the old dynamiter Dynamite-Harry and he ruins the plan. Sickan is arrested, and has to spend 10 months in a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, not serious, realistic
Plot: heist, farce, cons and scams, crime, silly humor, disorder, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Jönsson Gang in Mallorca (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Vanheden and Dynamit-Harry, together with Harry's fiancée Doris, are in Mallorca while Sickan is still in Stockholm...
Style: humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cathedral, safe, balloon, gang, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, revolution, prison, vengeance, caper ...
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Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, satirical, clever ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, prison, planning, disguise, release from prison, greed ...
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Place: cleveland ohio
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Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
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Duration: 103 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A painter is accused of art-forging. He thinks his girlfriend betrayed him, so it's time for revenge.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
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