MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,778 this week

Thru the Wire (1987)

 -  Short | Music
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 188 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Nicky escapes from prison somewhere between Alabama and Utah, sometime in the future. He looks for his girl in the bars and hotels. All he can see in his new freedom is that no one cares ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1541 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 337 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1400 titles
created 27 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Thru the Wire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thru the Wire (1987)

Thru the Wire (1987) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thru the Wire.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti
The Worthless (1982)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Silu Seppälä, Marjo Leinonen, Matti Pellonpää
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Atte Blom, Twist-Twist Erkinharju
Le Havre (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.

Directors: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, and 34 more credits »
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Pegah Ahangarani, Anouk Aimée
Adventure | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Paris, 1994, night: as the Leningrad Cowboys sing "Those were the days," a solitary man leading a donkey is turned away at a restaurant door. He and the beast walk down to La Maison du Vin ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Rocky VI (1986)
Short | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Stars: Silu Seppälä, Sakari Kuosmanen, Heinäsirkka
These Boots (1993)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Nicky Tesco
Marja-Leena Helin
Mato Valtonen
Sakke Järvenpää
Silu Seppälä
Heinäsirkka
Sakari Kuosmanen
Edit

Storyline

Nicky escapes from prison somewhere between Alabama and Utah, sometime in the future. He looks for his girl in the bars and hotels. All he can see in his new freedom is that no one cares for the future of human culture. Written by Kurzfilmtage - international short film festival Oberhausen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The opening shot says "somewhere between Alabama and Utah" but when they visit an American fast food restaurant, everything is in Finnish. Some of the "American" menu items are Juusto, Poro, Porolainen, Kasvishampurilainen, and Pepsi. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jailbreak/escape set to music
29 November 2003 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** To the tunes of a sax solo, the protagonist makes a jailbreak somewhere between Utah and Alabama (being a Finnish film - and by Aki Kaurismaki - this drollery is not unexpected) and we follow him through 4 brief acts titled Freedom, Danger, Punishment, and Finally Together. In "Freedom" he escapes through a hole in the fence and makes it to a hamburger stand and a hotel. In "Danger" he is running away from two men in black coats and ends up in the smoky atmosphere of a bar singing THRU THE WIRE with the Leningrad Cowboys (those of the "reverse ducktail" hairstyle that sticks a foot and a half in front of their faces, and boots with two foot curled toes). "Punishment" finds him shot in the back by the men in black coats who are pursuing him, and in "Finally Together" he is picked up by a blonde in a Chrysler (Kirsi Tykkylainen - who is also in the short "Those Were the Days" and sings this song in the concert film TOTAL BALALAIKA SHOW) and they escape whilst drinking Coke from a plastic bottle.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Thru the Wire (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page