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Yön saalistajat (1984)

A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang... See full summary »

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Kauko Helovirta ... Topi - police inspector
Ilmari Saarelainen ... Pete Hautala, police detective
Matti Mäntylä ... Reuna, gangster
Sari Sarmas ... Velma Angström
Seppo Kulmala ... Boss of gangsters
Olavi Tervahartiala ... Director Angström
Sirpa Taivainen ... Kristine, police detective
Reijo Kokko ... Luoto, police detective
Matti Ruohola ... Yrjö, gangster
Timo Kankaanpää ... Otto - ganster
Visa Mäkinen ... Drunken Man
Maria Kuismin ... Woman with Drunken Man
Markku Leino ... Goldsmith
Raimo Mellin ... Man with Gold Suitcase
Pekka Elomaa ... Van Driver
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A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang they act like they wouldn't know about it and decide to use the detective to accomplish their plans about the heist. Written by Rolf Pavian

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5 October 1984 (Finland)  »

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Hunters of the Night  »

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Reuna's home was staged at Visa Mäkinen's garage. See more »

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Reuna, gangster: Boss was too good to be so bad!
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A perfect example of a camp movie
7 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The best thing about camp films in general is that you know what to expect. It's like watching a professional wrestling match or a day time soap opera or a Jerry Springer show: you immediately can follow the skimpy plot, identify the cardboard characters, and watch in satisfaction while all the cliches are being fulfilled. However, at times, the director does something real unexpected. It may be something extraordinarily stupid, or something weird, or something insightful. The director Makinen is up there with the best camp directors, and this is his best movie.

In Yon saalistajat, everything seems to come together. There's nothing good about it, but still manages to be a coherent whole. Not once does the movie slow down - the action flows on and punches keep on coming.

The weirdest thing is that there's no sense of time: some characters seem to take months doing something while other characters have only spent one hour at a bar. This is partially due to Finnish summer where the sun never sets, so you don't experience the day turning into a night at all.

Finally: there is a plot, there, somewhere. You may have to watch the movie three times before you realize it, though.


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