Published: New York, NY : Flatiron Film Company,  Description: 2 videodiscs (378 min..) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN: 9786315223587, Language: English
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Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Marian Saastad Ottesen
After Frank 'The Fixer' Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: He wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town of Lillehammer, or as he calls it, 'LILYHAMMER.' Thrust into a brand new world, Frank is confronted with a colorful cast of characters totally unlike the New York variety
Lillyhammeris not just another fish-outta-water-story. It is more like a whale-outta-puddle-tale.
Steven Van Zandt stars in this comedy series about a New York mobster-turned-informant who enters the Witness Protection Program and requests the title town ofLillehammer, Norway as his future home. What transpires is a hard man's adjustment to the simple, cold life of an idyllic Norwegian town (population 27,000) and the townsfolk's adjustment to his self-entitled "American" ways.
American gangster, Frank Tagliano, only knows one way of living his life. He fell in love with a remote village while watching the 1994 Olympics, which were hosted in Norway. Frank knows that his only hope for survival, after ratting out his new boss, is selecting the last place on earth that his enemies would guess that he is hiding. What he doesn't realize is that the climate is mostly frigid; the people are cordial, but like sheep; and the customs and norms are alien to his past experience. The by-product is a clever situation comedy where the plot outcomes are usually foreseen, but the process is worth the time expended in watching.