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Raid 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2000– )
A police official is assassinated by a sniper through a glass window, this action and its sub sequential investigation introduces us a slew of interesting characters and gets the whole story rolling.
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Series cast summary:
Kai Lehtinen ...  Raid 12 episodes, 2000
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ...  Komisario Eero Jansson 12 episodes, 2000
Mari Rantasila Mari Rantasila ...  Tarja Piirainen 12 episodes, 2000
Kirsti Valve Kirsti Valve ...  Vanhempi konstaapeli Sanna Susisaari 12 episodes, 2000
Pekka Huotari Pekka Huotari ...  Vanhempi konstaapeli Hannu 'Hopo' Huusko 12 episodes, 2000
Juha Muje Juha Muje ...  Pornokauppias Sundman / ... 12 episodes, 2000
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ...  Apulaispoliisimestari Ritva Hakala 12 episodes, 2000
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ...  Uki Kukkamaa 10 episodes, 2000
Ossi Ahlapuro Ossi Ahlapuro ...  Ylikomisario Tuomela 10 episodes, 2000
Mira Kivilä Mira Kivilä ...  Sisäministeriön tutkija Arja Wessmark 9 episodes, 2000
Miitta Sorvali Miitta Sorvali ...  Eeva Jansson 9 episodes, 2000
Tapio Liinoja Tapio Liinoja ...  Hammar 8 episodes, 2000
Anna Pitkämäki Anna Pitkämäki ...  Pirjo 8 episodes, 2000
Risto Aaltonen Risto Aaltonen ...  Hallvik 7 episodes, 2000
Rea Mauranen Rea Mauranen ...  Raili Kukkamaa 7 episodes, 2000
Kari Sorvali Kari Sorvali ...  Asekauppias Takamäki 7 episodes, 2000
Minna Koskela Minna Koskela ...  Heidi Wathen / ... 7 episodes, 2000
Heikki Määttänen Heikki Määttänen ...  Suvela 6 episodes, 2000
Ilkka Merivaara Ilkka Merivaara ...  Toimittaja Pekka Seppälä 6 episodes, 2000
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A police official is assassinated by a sniper through a glass window, this action and its sub sequential investigation introduces us a slew of interesting characters and gets the whole story rolling.

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

6 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рейд See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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(12 parts) | (video) | (DVD)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Every episode had over million viewers, which means approximately 20% of Finland's population. In USA 20% of population would mean over 60 million people. (American Idol for instance has had, at it's best, approximately 36 million viewers.) See more »

Connections

Featured in Oiva Lohtander - hilpeitäkin hetkiä (2004) See more »

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Vain rakkaus
Music by Pekka Marjanen
Lyrics by Tapio Piirainen
Performed by Mari Rantasila
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Great quirky characters
8 June 2005 | by dlfaganSee all my reviews

Character development and acting are the strength of this drama of political conspiracy with dire economic consequences. Piirainen says that the events surrounding Escon are fictional, but in the wake of the collapse of the US company Enron, they are very believable. Kai Lehtinen plays Raid as an instinctive but troubled hero, surrounded by quirky, well-developed characters. Raid is at times almost a superhero, an effective, but self-restrained killing machine, but can be all too human. Lehtinen is stoically handsome, but not a pretty boy.

One wonders if Hollywood could ever cast a leading lady like Mari Rantasila (Tarja), or Kirsti Vaananen (Susisaari), both of whom were very fetching without being runway perfect (or surgically enhanced). Oiva Lohtander (Jansson), Tuula Nyman (Ms Hakala), Juha Muje (Sundman), Esko Salmonen (Uki) and Risto Aaltonen (Hallvik) struck me as utterly convincing in their parts. Pekka Huotari (Huusko) who is called 'Hopo' by coworkers, but Goofy in the subtitles, cracks lame jokes, makes inappropriate comments and delivers obscure lines about Wild Bill Hickock, but manages to be sympathetic. Tapio Liinoja (Hammar) was a deserving villain, not over-the-top, just a self-interested sociopath.

There are many references to American culture: Sundman's Beach Boys songs, posters of Clint Eastwood (homage to Sergio Leone), bottles of Johnnie Walker. There are few recognizable references to any other (non-Finnish) culture, except for automobiles. Two Mercedes, a BMW, a Toyota and a Jaguar figure prominently among the humble Ladas of the police force.


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