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Eight Deadly Shots 

Kahdeksan surmanluotia (original title)
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ...  Vaimo - Pasi's Wife 4 episodes, 1972
Mikko Niskanen Mikko Niskanen ...  Pasi 4 episodes, 1972
Paavo Pentikäinen Paavo Pentikäinen ...  Reiska 4 episodes, 1972
Tauno Paananen Tauno Paananen ...  Tanu 4 episodes, 1972
Elina Liimatainen Elina Liimatainen ...  Ellu 4 episodes, 1972
Ari Vainiontaus Ari Vainiontaus ...  Ari 4 episodes, 1972
Mauno Argillander Mauno Argillander ...  Manu 4 episodes, 1972
Sulo Hokkanen Sulo Hokkanen ...  Sulo Kokki 4 episodes, 1972
Ilmari Piilonen Ilmari Piilonen ...  Riistapäällikkö - gamekeeper 4 episodes, 1972
Yrjö Liehunen Yrjö Liehunen ...  Kauppias - Shopkeeper 4 episodes, 1972
Kalle Kellokangas Kalle Kellokangas ...  Kalle 4 episodes, 1972
Olavi Tervahartiala Olavi Tervahartiala ...  Taisto Kokki 3 episodes, 1972
Kaarlo Wilska Kaarlo Wilska ...  Saarnaaja - Preacher 2 episodes, 1972
Veikko Vakoniemi Veikko Vakoniemi ...  I mies / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Sakari Niskanen Sakari Niskanen ...  I Poliisi 2 episodes, 1972
Sulo Olkkonen Sulo Olkkonen ...  II Poliisi 2 episodes, 1972
Harri Väreluoto Harri Väreluoto ...  Nimismies - Police Chief 2 episodes, 1972
Jorma Lindfors Jorma Lindfors ...  III Poliisi / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Veikko Paananen Veikko Paananen ...  II mies / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Alpo Kuivakangas Alpo Kuivakangas ...  Isäntä / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Arvi Pynnönen Arvi Pynnönen ...  Arvi / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 1972
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Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks deeper into poverty, gets into trouble with police and tax officials, all while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a real story. Written by vehka

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Finland

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Finnish

Release Date:

29 March 1972 (Finland) See more »

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Eight Deadly Shots See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Was edited by Jörn Donner for a theatrical release. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the theatrical release in autumn 1972 was cut to 145 minute length. See more »

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Featured in Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan: Maaseudun lumoissa (2006) See more »

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Finnish work of art
21 September 2004 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Mikko Niskanen plays Pasi, a troubled man who shoots four policemen who come to arrest him.The movie shows the events that led to that situation.Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972) is a powerful movie that is based on a true story.It's a Finnish masterpiece about a typical Finnish man who likes liquor more than he should.If he hadn't drank these tragic events would never have taken place.Mikko Niskanen (1929-1990) wrote and directed the movie.He also gives a magnificent performance in the lead.Others do great job as well.I could mention Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala as Pasi's wife and Paavo Pentikäinen as Reiska.Esko Nikkari is there in an early work of his as one of the policemen.There are also lots of amateur actors who are brilliant.I saw this movie for the first time when I was just a kid.Last month I borrowed it from the library and it still works, maybe even better.Kahdeksan surmanluotia is a true work of art.It all starts with that great music played.


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