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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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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
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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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Based on a true story: a small-farmer Tauno Pasanen (b. 1934) shot and killed four police officers who were coming to arrest him in 1969. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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I really like this film.
7 December 1999 | by MemberSee all my reviews

This film is in my opinion one of the few really great Finnish films. I think the longer version for television is by far better then the short movie version. This work of art has stood the test of time and is still today very meaningfull. The acting, especially the amateurs used in various roles emphazise the overall impact of the film. No matter what one thinks about the actual events that took place this film conveys something universal about humanity and should be appreciated by a wider audience.


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Finland

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Finnish

Release Date:

29 March 1972 (Finland) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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