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Goodbye, Mr. President (1987)

Jäähyväiset presidentille (original title)
Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannu Lauri ...
Asko Mertanen
Laila Räikkä ...
Eeva-Maria Kilpinen
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Esa Saario ...
Aake Kalliala ...
Markku Huhtamo ...
Markku Nieminen ...
Tarmo Manni ...
President of the Republic
Martti Pennanen ...
Ollila
Lauri Väärä ...
President's Adjutant
Rauha Puntti ...
Elsa Maijala
Pentti Järventie ...
Olavi Maijala
Esko Nikkari ...
Businessman at the Restaurant
Olavi Ahonen ...
Väinö Kuuppa
Aarre Karén ...
Older Man at the Shooting Track
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Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.

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16 January 1987 (Finland)  »

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Farväl, herr president  »

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FIM 3,395,021 (estimated)
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Trivia

The president's name in the film is never mentioned, but the actor Tarmo Manni who plays him is made up to look exactly like the former Finnish president Urho Kekkonen. See more »

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[first lines]
Older Man at the Shooting Track: Magnum 357, the most famous handgun in the world.
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Follows Jäähyväiset lasihevoselle (1985) See more »

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Rock Around the Clock
Written by James E. Myers and Max Freedman
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Kekkonen, Finland's Kennedy
19 January 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Finnish movie is always worth watching, this is worth watching many times. Jäähyväiset presidentille is filmed in the city of Tampere and its surroundings. I happen to live in Tampere, so even seeing the familiar scenery makes this film look more real. Film is a crime story, but there's much more happening: love, politics etc.

Film is ordinary one, but nice humor, great actors and atmosphere make it special for me. Hannu Lauri is main reason to watch this movie, what a great act in the role of Arto Mertanen, man with guns, strong political opinions and nice car. Other great actors worth mentioning are Aake Kalliala, Antti Litja and Laila Räikkä. One thing I didn't like was the ending. Somebody should have...


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