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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)

The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous ... See full summary »

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Antti Satama ...
Tiina Routamaa ...
Lieutenant Swagger
Samuli Torssonen ...
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Karoliina Blackburn ...
P-Fleet Science Officer
Seppo Honkanen ...
P-Fleet Scientist
Sonja Sjöblom ...
Girl at Burger Joint
Santeri Humina ...
Her Boyfriend
Ville Vuorensola ...
Gangbanger
Rudi Airisto ...
Niklas Vainio ...
Talok
Esa Jaatinen ...
Guard at Research Facility
Pasi Rantala ...
Vladimir
Sami Vaittinen ...
Anatoli
Janos Honkonen ...
Sergei Fukov / Festerbester
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The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous place and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future. To make things right Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind's future... Written by Rigi

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1 October 2005 (Finland)  »

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Star Wreck VI: In the Pirkinning  »

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The riot scenes were shot during one of the coldest days of 2003. The temperature was below -20 Celsius. Nearly 100 people had volunteered to as extras. Even though the shoot required them to stay out in the cold for the entire day most of them turned up for the shoot. See more »

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In the original DVD release, after Pirk and the guys shoot the door into the basement of theantimatter research facility, the bullet holes on the door disappear when Dwarf's shoulder touches them. See more »

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[subtitled version]
Keisari James B. Pirk: [as voice-over] Emperor's blog, dunno what Moondate.
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Spoofs Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) See more »

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Sanat
Produced by Audioworks Finland
Lyrics by Timo Vuorensola and Julia Saanio
Vocals by Julia Saanio
Violin by Auroora Kiiski
Mastered by Jyri Sariola
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Amateur film that outdoes well known TV/film scifi parody movies
8 September 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

So Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is an amateur production. There isn't much in the film that betrays this — even most of the acting would fail to put a Hollywood B production into shame, and there are some brilliant cases of casting, and even a couple of superb actors.

In the Pirkinning is above all an action-adventure film with seemingly big-budget special effects — except that the special effects budget is dirt cheap. It is also a fairly well working comedy — of the darker kind, with a touch of political satire and a heavy dose of teevee science fiction parody.

Oh yeah, and it has scantily clad females on the bridge (but they have an EDGE!).

There's something intangibly Finnish about all Finnish movies, and this one is no exception. I don't know if it is the language, or if it is the people, or if it is the landscape — perhaps it is all of them. This movie would look and sound very different had it been produced in just about any other country by people of any other nationality. Bizarrely, it also is, in my opinion, one of the best films ever made in Finland. (I'm sure some other people will disagree.)

The movie is in Finnish. Although some of the jokes rather depend on understanding the Finnish language or the Finnish culture, they are in the minority, and most of the fun is universally understandable. Of course, a loyal teevee scifi fan will find a lot of extra laughs and recognize several subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) references to memorable shows and movies, often with a twist.

In short, In the Pirkinning is Mel Brooks' Spaceballs with actual balls, Finnish style.


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