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Eight Deadly Shots 

Kahdeksan surmanluotia (original title)
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ...
 Vaimo - Pasi's Wife (4 episodes, 1972)
Mikko Niskanen ...
 Pasi (4 episodes, 1972)
Paavo Pentikäinen ...
 Reiska (4 episodes, 1972)
Tauno Paananen ...
 Tanu (4 episodes, 1972)
Elina Liimatainen ...
 Ellu (4 episodes, 1972)
Ari Vainiontaus ...
 Ari (4 episodes, 1972)
Mauno Argillander ...
 Manu (4 episodes, 1972)
Sulo Hokkanen ...
 Sulo Kokki (4 episodes, 1972)
Ilmari Piilonen ...
 Riistapäällikkö - gamekeeper (4 episodes, 1972)
Yrjö Liehunen ...
 Kauppias - Shopkeeper (4 episodes, 1972)
Kalle Kellokangas ...
 Kalle (4 episodes, 1972)
Olavi Tervahartiala ...
 Taisto Kokki (3 episodes, 1972)
Kaarlo Wilska ...
 Saarnaaja - Preacher (2 episodes, 1972)
Veikko Vakoniemi ...
 I mies / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Sakari Niskanen ...
 I Poliisi (2 episodes, 1972)
Sulo Olkkonen ...
 II Poliisi (2 episodes, 1972)
Harri Väreluoto ...
 Nimismies - Police Chief (2 episodes, 1972)
Jorma Lindfors ...
 III Poliisi / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Veikko Paananen ...
 II mies / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Alpo Kuivakangas ...
 Isäntä / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Arvi Pynnönen ...
 Arvi / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Esko Nikkari ...
 Policeman / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
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Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks deeper into poverty, gets into trouble with police and tax officials, all while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a real story. Written by vehka

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29 March 1972 (Finland)  »

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Based on a true story: a small-farmer Tauno Pasanen (b. 1934) shot and killed four police officers who were coming to arrest him in 1969. See more »

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Finnish work of art

Mikko Niskanen plays Pasi, a troubled man who shoots four policemen who come to arrest him.The movie shows the events that led to that situation.Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972) is a powerful movie that is based on a true story.It's a Finnish masterpiece about a typical Finnish man who likes liquor more than he should.If he hadn't drank these tragic events would never have taken place.Mikko Niskanen (1929-1990) wrote and directed the movie.He also gives a magnificent performance in the lead.Others do great job as well.I could mention Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala as Pasi's wife and Paavo Pentikäinen as Reiska.Esko Nikkari is there in an early work of his as one of the policemen.There are also lots of amateur actors who are brilliant.I saw this movie for the first time when I was just a kid.Last month I borrowed it from the library and it still works, maybe even better.Kahdeksan surmanluotia is a true work of art.It all starts with that great music played.


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