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A hard-nosed hit man Raid returns to Finland and is unofficially asked to investigate the arson case involving his old flame Tarja.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kai Lehtinen Kai Lehtinen ... Raid
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Police Lieutenant Eero Jansson
Mari Rantasila Mari Rantasila ... Tarja Piirainen
Pekka Huotari Pekka Huotari ... Police Sergeant Hannu 'Hopo' Huusko
Kirsti Väänänen Kirsti Väänänen ... Sergeant Susanna 'Sanna' Susisaari
Juha Muje Juha Muje ... Sundman
Markku Maalismaa Markku Maalismaa ... Horseman
Harry Baer ... Mark Hollander
Lia Boysen ... Venla Saarenmaa
Jorma Tommila ... Legionary
Seppo Kulmala Seppo Kulmala ... Ponytail
Erik Kiviniemi Erik Kiviniemi ... Scarface
Jari Hietanen Jari Hietanen ... Russian Criminal
Tommi Korpela ... Russian Criminal
Jari Pehkonen Jari Pehkonen ... Russian Criminal


A hard-nosed hit man Raid returns to Finland and is unofficially asked to investigate the arson case involving his old flame Tarja.

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Action | Crime | Thriller


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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Рейд See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$218,457 (Finland), 6 February 2003, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Received resistance from the social and public health care department of Finland because of its alleged advertising of tobacco and liquor (for which both are illegal to advertise in Finland). They insisted the producers to cut scenes in which brands of tobacco and liquor products were visible, even though they were both shown negatively (a smoker dying of lung cancer, a heavy drinker being ill due to alcoholism). See more »


Mark Hollander: Land! It's been almost two years.
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Referenced in Paha parempi Raid (2003) See more »


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Lyrics by Usko Kemppi
Performed by Sointu-orkesteri, Viljo Vesterinen and Aimo Andersson (as A. Aimo)
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy
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Finnish crime movie- works OK
2 June 2009 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Raid is back in town.He finds out his girlfriend Tarja is dead.Acting work in this movie is great.Kai Lehtinen is our leading man, who doesn't talk a lot but acts much more.Oiva Lohtander as Jansson is brilliant.Juha Muje makes his drunken Sundman a tragicomic character.Mari Rantasila plays Tarja.Then there are some Finnish movie veterans.Helge Herala plays Emperor-Tarja's father, and even on the hospital bed he does a great job.Sakari Jurkka is Jansson's father, and the same thing goes with him as with Herala.It has a couple nice action scenes, but that's all.Overall, an OK movie, but nothing groundbreaking.

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