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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Satama ...
Tiina Routamaa ...
Lieutenant Swagger
Samuli Torssonen ...
Karoliina Blackburn ...
P-Fleet Science Officer
Seppo Honkanen ...
P-Fleet Scientist
Sonja Sjöblom ...
Girl at Burger Joint
Santeri Humina ...
Her Boyfriend
Ville Vuorensola ...
Rudi Airisto ...
Niklas Vainio ...
Esa Jaatinen ...
Guard at Research Facility
Pasi Rantala ...
Sami Vaittinen ...
Janos Honkonen ...
Sergei Fukov / Festerbester


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)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wreck VI: In the Pirkinning  »

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€15,000 (estimated)

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The footage of a deserted Helsinki appearing in P-fleet propaganda was shot late at night when traffic was slow. The shoot was arranged during the "nightless nights" of Finnish summer when the sun sets only for a few hours, so the footage appears to be shot during daytime. See more »


In the beginning, when Dwarf looks at Pirk's magazine, the magazine title says "Tiede"; when it's on table, it's "Tiedä". (Tiede is an actual Finnish monthly science magazine, and "Tiedä" would be a spoof of it.) See more »


[last lines, subtitled version]
Info: In a low-power mode, I believe I can make it until the 21st century, and prevent the fateful invasion campaign from taking place.
Keisari James B. Pirk: So that none of this ever happened? Then I'll be saved!
Info: Hm. In a way. Yes.
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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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