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TypeCriminal organization
First appearanceVarning för Jönssonligan (1981)

Jönssonligan, literally the Jönsson Gang, is a Swedish comedy film series, originally based on the Danish series of films about the Olsen-banden, but later with unique scripts.[1]

The Jönsson gang consists of the leader and criminal genius Charles Ingvar "Sickan" Jönsson, hence the name, and his two companions "Dynamit-Harry" (an alcoholic demolitions expert) and Ragnar Vanheden (a small-timer from Stockholm). Eight films have been made in total, though in the last three films actor Gösta Ekman got tired of his character "Sickan", and was replaced by the following characters, in order; "Doctor Max Adrian Busé", "Herman Melvin" and "Sven-Ingvar 'Sivan' Jönsson". The first two films featured the character Rocky, a Swedish-speaking Finn as member of the gang. He was eventually replaced by "Dynamit-Harry" who first appeared in the second film. Jönssonligans arch-enemy is Jacob Morgan Rockefeller Wall-Enberg Jr. - somewhat of a cross between a business magnate and a ruthless mob boss - who in all the films have been played by Per Grundén. His name alludes to the real-life Swedish business magnates Anders Wall and the Wallenberg family . Wall-Enbergs henchman is Biffen. In every film except for Jönssonligan dyker upp igen and Jönssonligan på Mallorca he has been played by Weiron Holmberg. In Jönssonligan dyker upp igen he is played by Lars Dejert and in Jönssonligan på Mallorca he never appears.

The main series has also created a spin-off series called Lilla Jönssonligan (Little Jönsson gang), which portrays the main three characters of the series as kids. The only recurring in all the Lilla Jönssonligan is Loa Falkman who plays Wall-Enberg Jr's father Oscar Wall-Enberg Sr.

A reboot named Jönssonligan – Den perfekta stöten with new actors in the roles was released on 16 January 2015. The film was the first since Jönssonligan & Dynamit-Harry to feature the line-up Sickan, Vanheden, Rocky and Dynamit-Harry and the first not to feature Wall-Enberg. The film was not commercially successful.[2] A second reboot is set to premiere in 2019.[3]

List of movies and main characters[edit]

Varning för Jönssonligan (Beware of the Jönsson Gang, 1981)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan & Dynamit-Harry (The Jönsson Gang & Dynamite-Harry, 1982)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan får guldfeber (The Jönsson Gang gets Gold Fever, 1984)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan dyker upp igen (The Jönsson Gang Resurface, 1986)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan på Mallorca (The Jönsson Gang in Mallorca, 1989)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan & den svarta diamanten (The Jönsson Gang & the Black Diamond, 1992)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligans största kupp (The Jönsson Gang's Greatest Robbery, 1994)[edit]

Character: Actor

Jönssonligan spelar högt (The Jönsson Gang at High Stakes, 2000)[edit]

Character: Actor

Reboot (I)[edit]

Den perfekta stöten (The Master Plan, 2015)[edit]

Character: Actor

Reboot (II)[edit]

Se upp för Jönssonligan (Watch Out for the Jönsson Gang, 2020)[edit]

Character: Actor

Lilla Jönssonligan (Young Jönsson Gang)[edit]

  • Lilla Jönssonligan och cornflakeskuppen (Young Jönsson Gang & the Cornflakes Robbery) (1996)
  • Lilla Jönssonligan på styva linan (Young Jönsson Gang Showing Off) (1997)
  • Lilla Jönssonligan på kollo (Young Jönsson Gang at Summer Camp) (2004)
  • Lilla Jönssonligan och stjärnkuppen (Young Jönsson Gang & the Star Robbery) (2006)

In other media[edit]

Jönssonligan has also featured in two adventure computer games and in comics, both incarnations incited by the Swedish cartoonist Per Demervall.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nicholas Wennö (13 January 2015). "Ny proffsig Jönssonliga vill lämna farsen" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.moviezine.se/nyheter/jonssonligan-kan-bli-tv-serie
  3. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/film/a/21e6Qq/jonssonligan-flyttar-till-norrkoping https://archive.today/20180714112957/https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/film/a/21e6Qq/jonssonligan-flyttar-till-norrkoping

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