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The Romanov Stones (1993)

Romanovin kivet (original title)
Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do it, but almost lose their lives when he double-crosses them. They turn around and get revenge.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuli Edelmann ... Patrick
Santeri Kinnunen Santeri Kinnunen ... Tony
Stig Fransman Stig Fransman ... Edvard Roivas
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Valto
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Kaarina Roivas
Minna Sanchez Minna Sanchez ... Julia Roivas
Kari Hietalahti ... Ahma
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Niki
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Marco
Esko Hukkanen Esko Hukkanen ... Jussi Hilli
Jani Volanen ... Henrik
Petteri Sallinen Petteri Sallinen ... Sami Wagner
Juha Muje Juha Muje ... Arwid Mattson
Mauri Rosendahl Mauri Rosendahl ... Body Guard #1
Mauno Kontto Mauno Kontto ... Body Guard #2
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Storyline

Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do it, but almost lose their lives when he double-crosses them. They turn around and get revenge.

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English | French

Release Date:

26 November 1993 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kädet ylös bäng bäng See more »

Filming Locations:

Alta, Finnmark, Norway See more »

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Budget:

FIM5,172,445 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Spede-Tuotanto Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's scenes and dialogue has many references to Hollywood action movies. For example in the scene where the main characters jump off a bridge, one of them yells "i hate you" before they hit the water as did Don Johnson in the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Tony has an embarrassing girly name, as does Sylvester Stallone in Cobra. See more »

Goofs

During the final chase scene the rear window of the bus is shown to be intact during aerial shots even after it's been shot and kicked off earlier. See more »

Connections

References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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First Finnish action movie?
2 December 2004 | by tonywernerSee all my reviews

The most successful Finnish movie producer Spede Pasanen contacted these young fellows and offered to produce their movie. This is the result. The film's budget was 1.000.000 Finnish marks - which was nice amount of money in Finnish film budget scale then (it is only 170.000 Euros).

Romanovin kivet (The Romanov's stones) is also the first film of director Aleksi Mäkelä - who is nowadays one of the most successful film directors of Finland. He is also the only director (beside Renny Harlin) who can make great action scenes. The script is the weakest link in this one. It's a bunch of clichés and looks like it has been made by group of schoolboys. Which it is - in some ways. Mäkelä invited a group of his old friends (Samuli Edelmann, Santeri Kinnunen, Juha Veijonen, Kari Hietalahti) to star in the movie and together they planned the story. So there's many holes in the plot, but most of them are forgotten when you see the action scenes we were never seen in Finland before - made by us Finnish. This is of course absolutely worst film of Aleksi Mäkelä - but you must start somewhere.

7/10


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