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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.

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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:

FIM 5,172,445 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Spede-Tuotanto Oy See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first version of the script included for example a scene where Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki is blown up and scenes where night clubs in Helsinki are destroyed by shooting. The producer Spede Pasanen liked this script, but wanted to scale down things a bit as the resulting film would last too long. 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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Look ma, we can imitate Hollywood !!
23 September 2005 | by tomimtSee all my reviews

Here's a film, that tries to be everything that Hollywood action films usually are: It tries to have witty dialog, explosive action, clever heroes, nasty baddies and a worth while treasure to hunt. Sadly it misses the mark by miles.

Firstly the writing is extremely bad. Every piece of dialog uttered out sounds so forced, that it's hard to believe, that they were even written by someone who actually knew how to write. This leads in many involuntarily funny situations. And it actually makes all characters look silly.

Then there's the actors, who actually these days are pretty good, who look like they don't have the slightest idea what they are doing. That might be for the fact, that there aren't so many action flicks done in Finland, so the genre is familiar to them only from the movies. And then there's a problem with actors cast in wrong roles, or the fact, that they are entirely in the wrong movie, like Kari Hietalahti, who just fits better in comedy shows than in any other roles. (Pretty much the cast from this flick starred in popular Finnish comedy series Riiviöt right after this film. The series also shared the director with this film.)

In all this film would be pretty decent, if it were done by group of film buffs with no money and with no intention to really to try to make money with it. But this indeed was in theatrical release in Finland, but I can't say was it laughed out from the theaters or not.


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