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The Rose of the Rascal (2001)

Rentun ruusu (original title)
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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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama | Music

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12 January 2001 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Rentun Ruusu. Elokuva Irwin Goodmanista  »

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Trivia

Film's name "Rentun ruusu" is from Antti Hammarberg's song. "Rentun ruusu" album was his biggest and sold 125,000 copies. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mannerheim kuulee (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ryysyranta meni
By Antti Hammarberg, Vexi Salmi
Performed by Antti Hammarberg (as Irwin Goodman)
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31 January 2002 | by (Tampere, Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a best Finnish movie what i have ever seen. I like Irwin's music and of course this movie. I think that Finnish people can get something more from this movie than e.g. US residents cos they don't know our culture that good than we know. And and I watched the film with english subtitles and there are few scenes where the subtitles don't say the things exatcly how they are, but otherwise subtitles are allright. I give this movie highscore points.


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