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Bad Boys (2003)

Pahat pojat (original title)
Four well-mannered but poorly grown brothers drift into a life of crime when their schizophrenic father is sent to the mental hospital.


Aleksi Mäkelä


Pekka Lehtosaari, Anssi Miettinen (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Franzén ... Otto Takkunen
Niko Saarela ... Matti Takkunen
Lauri Nurkse Lauri Nurkse ... Ilkka Takkunen
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Eero Takkunen
Vesa-Matti Loiri Vesa-Matti Loiri ... Jouko Takkunen
Risto Tuorila Risto Tuorila ... Police Chief Ensio Suutari
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Muukkonen
Elsa Saisio ... Pirjo Suutari
Janna Herttuainen Janna Herttuainen ... Leena
Eero Milonoff ... Aulis
Arttu Kapulainen ... Timo
Eeva Litmanen Eeva Litmanen ... Tuulikki Suutari
Tiina Pirhonen Tiina Pirhonen ... Nurse Miettinen
Outi Mäenpää ... Mom
Santeri Nuutinen Santeri Nuutinen ... Takkunen's Son as Child


Four well-mannered but poorly grown brothers drift into a life of crime when their schizophrenic father is sent to the mental hospital.

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The Takkunen brothers do not drink, do not smoke, and do not swear. But they do rob banks. [Takkusen pojat eivät juo, eivät polta eivätkä kiroile. Mutta heillä on takanaan lähes sata ryöstöä.] See more »


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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Karkkila, Finland See more »


Box Office


EUR1,525,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Over 600.000 people saw this film on its theather run. Its 14th watched Finnish movie ever. See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Se on Rock
Written by Heikki Salo
Performed by Tommi Läntinen
Courtesy of Little Red Music Oy & Buildit Oy
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What a suprise
18 August 2003 | by talking_treeSee all my reviews

Gosh how this is one of those films that have made me load negative prejudices in my mind and then after seeing it, I start lauging to those thoughts because they were so wrong. This movie was an utter pleasent suprise. Rarely there are such great Finnish movies as Pahat Pojat. I was so suprised. The actors were natural, fun and sympatic. Even Jasper Pääkkönen who I have never liked. I´ve changed my thoughts about him now. The women actresses weren´t so good but that didn´t matter as the boys did so good. And Vesa-Matti Loiri! Gosh, how horrible he was made. He did a fantastic job.

What I really liked in this movie was that it is so colourful. It has action, great dialogue, romance and the best thing: humor. I laughed every five minutes! It also gets very touching at times too. That´s good for an "explosition movie". Pahat Pojat is for young people. It is rough and action packed, also light, warm and funny. See it!

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