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Pitkä kuuma kesä (1999)

The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.


Perttu Leppä


Perttu Leppä
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Unto Helo Unto Helo ... Patu
Hanna-Mari Karhinen Hanna-Mari Karhinen ... Noora
Mikko Hakola Mikko Hakola ... Lajunen
Jimi Pääkallo Jimi Pääkallo ... Jimi (as Konsta Hiekkanen)
Timo Lavikainen ... Kukkonen
Olli Sorjonen Olli Sorjonen ... Kakkonen
Aino Seppo Aino Seppo ... Patun äiti
Niina Stützle Niina Stützle ... Sanna
Toni Wirtanen Toni Wirtanen ... Lärssi
Harri Tuovinen Harri Tuovinen ... Stuube
Pauli Rantasalmi Pauli Rantasalmi ... Pate
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Lajusen isä
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ... Lajusen äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jimin isä
Martti Suosalo Martti Suosalo ... Kosonen


The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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He olivat nuoria. He olivat kauniita. He olivat syntyneet voittamaan.


Comedy | Music



Official Sites:

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Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Hot Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


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FIM 5,234,794 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Talent House See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Timo Vuorensola auditioned for the role of Jimi. See more »


Referenced in Pearls and Pigs (2003) See more »


Sydän sydäntä vasten
Written by Jukka Kuoppamäki
Arranged by Petri Kokko and Jussi Niemi
Performed by Valentin
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Finnish youth in the 80's
8 May 2001 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

The year is 1980.Patu (Unto Helo) moves from Helsinki to Joensuu.There he meets a beautiful local girl called Noora (Hanna Mari Karhinen) and he becomes a friend with a guy called Lajunen (Mikko Hakola) who has a band.Patu becomes a manager of the band.They name the band after a famous author Kalle Päätalo who passed away last November.After a rough start Kalle Päätalo starts getting gigs and soon they're on their way to Tavastia in Helsinki.Perttu Leppä's Pitkä Kuuma Kesä from 1999 is a good Finnish movie that is filled with nostalgia. The youth in this movie drinks a lot and smokes a lot just like they do in real life in Finland.I don't do that so I can't identify with the characters.But I still found this movie very enjoyable to watch.The young actors were good.Some of them are better known as musicians like guitarist Konsta Hiekkanen who played Jimi and singer Toni Wirtanen who played Lärssi.And of course you can find Martti Suosalo in the movie who is just about in every movie that are made in Finland.The music is also good in the movie.Original music is made by Pauli Hanhiniemi and Juice Leskinen.You can also hear Pelle Miljoona and other great musicians of the 80's.This isn't the best Finnish movie I have seen but this is very entertaining.I recommend Pitkä Kuuma Kesä for everybody who wants to see a good Finnish movie.It's not larger than life but it doesn't have to be.

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