The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martti Suosalo ...
Irwin Goodman
Ilkka Koivula ...
Vexi Salmi
Vexi Salmi ...
Himself
Riitta Salminen ...
Riitta Feirikki-Hammarberg
Eeva-Maija Haukinen ...
Irwin's mom, Kirsti Hammarberg
Esko Nikkari ...
Väiski
Pertti Koivula ...
Sepe
Hannu Kivioja ...
Kaspar
Martti-Mikael Järvinen ...
Otto
Tom Lindholm ...
Eikka
Raimo Grönberg ...
Honkanen
Kunto Ojansivu ...
Alpo
Harry Viita ...
Rallypotato
Mikko Kivinen ...
Tappi Suojanen
Seppo Sallinen ...
Kalevi Keihänen
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Martti Suosalo transforms himself into Irwin Goodman, and takes us through the singer's life. Written by his longtime friend and manager Vexi Salmi, the movie is apparently as close to the real life of Irwin as we can get. In addition to being the story of Irwin, the movie also looks at the transformation of Finnish society from the post-war years to the 70s and 80s. Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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12 January 2001 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Rentun Ruusu. Elokuva Irwin Goodmanista  »

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Based on the life of Antti Hammarberg who is still today very popular singer in Finland. See more »

Connections

References Kulkuri ja joutsen (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Laulajan testamentti
By Antti Hammarberg, Vexi Salmi
Performed by Antti Hammarberg (as Irwin Goodman)
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Martti Suosalo gets as close to Irwin Goodman as is possible
24 January 2002 | by (Pori, Finland) – See all my reviews

Martti Suosalo gets as close to Irwin Goodman as it's possible for another person. Only negative thing in the movie is that Irwin's last ten years are almost skipped. Great movie, when considered how difficult it is to put 50 yrs of human life into a 100 minute of video tape. Must see for every Finnish person!


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