Pippi on the Run

1977 G 1h 33m DVD

Pippi on the Run

1977 G 1h 33m DVD
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In this third installment of the Pippi Longstocking series, Tommy (Pär Sundberg) and Annika (Maria Persson) are tired of taking orders from their curfew-loving parents -- especially when there are so many adventures to enjoy with their pal Pippi (Inger Nilsson). Deciding to run away, the siblings take pigtailed Pippi along with them, setting off on a string of wild escapades.
Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Hans Alfredson, Benno Sterzenbach, Ollegard Wellton, Walter Richter, Fredrik Ohlsson, Kurt Zips
Olle Hellbom
Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is part of the Swedish Pippi Longstocking TV series from the '70s re-released in the States with bad dubbing most recently in 2005. Also in the series, Pippi in the South Seas and Pippi Goes on Board. This is the one where Annika and Tommy decide to run away from home and take Pippi with them. On the one hand their adventures will remind kids that it's nice to have a roof over their heads, but on the other, they might get some wild ideas that jumping onto moving trains, going over waterfalls in a barrel, and sleeping in abandoned buildings with strangers sound like big fun. There's also a car Pippi drives with no brakes, then eventually flies, and some tightrope walking and a bullfight. Of course the uberconfident Pippi gets through it all with her cunning, mysterious magical powers, and super strength. There's also a scene with kids swimming in their underwear and another where kids swear into Pippi's ear and she shouts the worst she hears: "shut your damn cotton pickin' mouth."

Sexual Content

Kids strip down to underwear to go swimming.


A few near-falls while climbing on cliffs and while trying to land a flying car with brakes that don't work on land or in the air. Pippi steers part of the time with her feet and jumps off and on again while the car is moving fast (she has some super powers). Pippi rolls down a hill fast in a barrel and then hits rapids and a waterfall while inside. The kids jump on a moving train from an overpass and into a hay wagon from a moving train. A house catches fire when kids bake without supervision. Pippi walks a tightrope between buildings without a net and engages in a bullfight to save a toddler who wanders into the bull's pen.


A scene where kids whisper swear words they know in Pippi's ear. She shouts out a window what she says the worst one is: "shut your damn cotton pickin' mouth."

Social Behavior

A reminder of why being home with family is better than running away, even if you have to weed the strawberry patch and wash behind your ears. Also, that keeping calm in a storm or any scary situation will make it better. And with all adventures involving Pippi, anything is possible if you don't stop to doubt.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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