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The Romanov Stones (1993)

Romanovin kivet (original title)
Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do it, but almost lose their lives when he double-crosses them. They turn around and get revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Patrick
Santeri Kinnunen ...
Tony
Stig Fransman ...
Edvard Roivas
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Valto
Katariina Kaitue ...
Kaarina Roivas
Minna Sanchez ...
Julia Roivas
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Ahma
Juha Veijonen ...
Niki
Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
Marco
Esko Hukkanen ...
Jussi Hilli
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Henrik
Petteri Sallinen ...
Sami Wagner
Juha Muje ...
Arwid Mattson
Mauri Rosendahl ...
Body Guard #1
Mauno Kontto ...
Body Guard #2
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Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do it, but almost lose their lives when he double-crosses them. They turn around and get revenge.

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26 November 1993 (Finland)  »

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Kädet ylös bäng bäng  »

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FIM 5,172,445 (estimated)
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The film's scenes and dialogue has many references to Hollywood action movies. For example in the scene where the main characters jump off a bridge, one of them yells "i hate you" before they hit the water as did Don Johnson in the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Tony has an embarrassing girly name, as does Sylvester Stallone in Cobra. See more »

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During the final chase scene the rear window of the bus is shown to be intact during aerial shots even after it's been shot and kicked off earlier. See more »

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References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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Truly an amazing movie!
11 April 2008 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Despite being a really poor movie is this Finnish action orgasm a true must-see phenomenon. The catch of the whole movie is "name a cliché and we will put it into this movie". With some first line comedy actors participating in this product you may feel some strange surrealist vibe going on when you see people doing things you wouldn't normally see them doing. For me the whole movie was 'Vintiöt gone Rambo' - and that's priceless I can tell. For example you didn't know what the phrase 'amazing escape' meant until you've seen this film.

The American action movie genre fits really poorly into Finnish milieu. When in the classic war movies Finns target everything before they shoot this time they will waste all large calibre ammo without hitting a thing. But to avoid any logic of course we will see some sniper-pistoliering as well in the scene where Patrick (or Pasi) shoots the air off some tyres from about half kilometers distance. Also enjoyable is the hero duos pseudo-Miami Vice sociopathic conduct whenever they just be 'normally'.

I also found very amusing thing about the film credits, for the most beloved and admired comedy-guru Spede Pasanen produced this film as Pertti Pasanen only to indicate that this is not a comedy production. Hooray for Spede anyway, the film is really bad but it's artistic value is totally a close encounter with the third kind.


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