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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. Rest of the movie is a long flashback examining the events that finally leads to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks gradually deeper and deeper into the poverty, gets into trouble with both police and tax officials while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a true story. Written by vehka

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4 October 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Eight Deadly Shots  »

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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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Featured in Tuntematon Niskanen (2001) See more »

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I really like this film.
7 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is in my opinion one of the few really great Finnish films. I think the longer version for television is by far better then the short movie version. This work of art has stood the test of time and is still today very meaningfull. The acting, especially the amateurs used in various roles emphazise the overall impact of the film. No matter what one thinks about the actual events that took place this film conveys something universal about humanity and should be appreciated by a wider audience.


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