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Olympian Holiday (1976)
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A shy Finn boards a wrong plane and ends up on a beach holiday instead of skiing.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimo Niemi
Tuula Nyman ...
Marjukka Notkola
Eija Pokkinen ...
Mysterious woman
Jukka Sipilä ...
Jukka Keskinen
Helena Notkonen ...
Seija Keskinen
Marja-Sisko Aimonen ...
Juhani Niemelä ...
Ossi Supinen
Martti Pennanen ...
Kari Helminen
Hannele Lauri ...
Eero Rinne ...
Pirkko Arttio ...
Georges Copeloussis ...
Koivu ja Tähti -taverna's owner
Arto Tuominen ...
Marjukka's lover
Ritva Vepsä ...
Aimo's ex-wife
Alfonso Padilla ...


After a mixup at the check-in, Aimo Niemi boards a charter plane bound for the sunny island of Rhodes, Greece, instead of the Innsbruck Winter Olympics he's packed for. It's the early days of package tourism, and he is too shy and clueless to really sort out any of his problems -- a suitcase filled with women's clothes, a flirtatious female roommate, and no money to buy food since he was prepared for full room & board in Austria. Other characters represent (stereo)typical Finns from different walks of life, most of them on their first beach holiday just like Aimo (to whom even the boiled eggs in the hotel breakfast room are enough to cause a daily culture shock). Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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17 December 1976 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ferieforviklinger  »

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FIM 1,070,000 (estimated)

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Aimo Niemi: Excuse me ladies, but we are boys of north. I mean, well-educated biters of reindeers from free Finland.
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