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Thru the Wire (1987)

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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 »

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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

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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 »

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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.


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