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The Rose of the Rascal (2001)

Rentun ruusu (original title)
The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.

Director:

Timo Koivusalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martti Suosalo ... Irwin Goodman
Ilkka Koivula ... Vexi Salmi
Vexi Salmi Vexi Salmi ... Himself
Riitta Salminen Riitta Salminen ... Riitta Feirikki-Hammarberg
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Eeva-Maija Haukinen ... Irwin's mom, Kirsti Hammarberg
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ... Väiski
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Sepe
Hannu Kivioja Hannu Kivioja ... Kaspar
Martti-Mikael Järvinen Martti-Mikael Järvinen ... Otto
Tom Lindholm Tom Lindholm ... Eikka
Raimo Grönberg Raimo Grönberg ... Honkanen
Kunto Ojansivu Kunto Ojansivu ... Alpo
Harry Viita Harry Viita ... Rallypotato
Mikko Kivinen Mikko Kivinen ... Tappi Suojanen
Seppo Sallinen Seppo Sallinen ... Kalevi Keihänen
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Storyline

Martti Suosalo transforms himself into Irwin Goodman, and takes us through the singer's life. Written by his longtime friend and manager Vexi Salmi, the movie is apparently as close to the real life of Irwin as we can get. In addition to being the story of Irwin, the movie also looks at the transformation of Finnish society from the post-war years to the 70s and 80s. Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rentun Ruusu See more »

Filming Locations:

Finland See more »

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Production Co:

Artista Filmi Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film's name "Rentun ruusu" is from Irwin Goodman's song. "Rentun ruusu" album was his biggest and sold 125,000 copies. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mannerheim kuulee (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Työmiehen lauantai
By Irwin Goodman, Vexi Salmi
Performed by Irwin Goodman (as Irwin Goodman)
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A singer´s Will
29 March 2001 | by KottarainenSee all my reviews

The story of Antti Hammarberg and how he was changed into Irwin Goodman. His friend Vexi Salmi created Irwin and made lyrics to his songs. Irwin sang about booze, love, just everything except The God and Kekkonen, former President of Finland.


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