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Eight Deadly Shots 

Kahdeksan surmanluotia (original title)
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ...
 Vaimo - Pasi's Wife 4 episodes, 1972
Mikko Niskanen ...
Paavo Pentikäinen ...
Tauno Paananen ...
Elina Liimatainen ...
Ari Vainiontaus ...
Mauno Argillander ...
Sulo Hokkanen ...
 Sulo Kokki 4 episodes, 1972
Ilmari Piilonen ...
 Riistapäällikkö - gamekeeper 4 episodes, 1972
Yrjö Liehunen ...
 Kauppias - Shopkeeper 4 episodes, 1972
Kalle Kellokangas ...
Olavi Tervahartiala ...
 Taisto Kokki 3 episodes, 1972
Kaarlo Wilska ...
 Saarnaaja - Preacher 2 episodes, 1972
Veikko Vakoniemi ...
 I mies / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Sakari Niskanen ...
 I Poliisi 2 episodes, 1972
Sulo Olkkonen ...
 II Poliisi 2 episodes, 1972
Harri Väreluoto ...
 Nimismies - Police Chief 2 episodes, 1972
Jorma Lindfors ...
 III Poliisi / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Veikko Paananen ...
 II mies / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Alpo Kuivakangas ...
 Isäntä / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Arvi Pynnönen ...
 Arvi / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Esko Nikkari ...
 Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 1972
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Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks deeper into poverty, gets into trouble with police and tax officials, all while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a real story. Written by vehka

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29 March 1972 (Finland)  »

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Was edited by Jörn Donner for a theatrical release. See more »

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I really like this film.
7 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is in my opinion one of the few really great Finnish films. I think the longer version for television is by far better then the short movie version. This work of art has stood the test of time and is still today very meaningfull. The acting, especially the amateurs used in various roles emphazise the overall impact of the film. No matter what one thinks about the actual events that took place this film conveys something universal about humanity and should be appreciated by a wider audience.


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