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Heavy Trip (2018)

Hevi reissu (original title)
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Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Holopainen ... Turo Moilanen
Samuli Jaskio Samuli Jaskio ... Lotvonen
Antti Heikkinen Antti Heikkinen ... Jyrki Kalevi 'Jynkky' Pätsi
Max Ovaska Max Ovaska ... Pasi / Xytrax
Minka Kuustonen ... Miia
Ville Tiihonen ... Jouni Tulkku
Kai Lehtinen ... Kujanpää
Chike Ohanwe Chike Ohanwe ... Oula
Pirjo Lonka Pirjo Lonka ... Pirjo
Martti Syrjä ... Lotvosen isä
Sinikka Mokkila Sinikka Mokkila ... Lotvosen äiti, Merja
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Kunnanjohtaja
Rune Temte ... Frank Massegrav
Joel Hirvonen Joel Hirvonen ... Rankinen
Anssi Niemi ... Rankinen


Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

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The rocket launcher used by the Norwegian border patrol is the same type used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985) See more »


Pasi wears simple black t-shirt during recording of demo tape, but when the band walks out of the barn to see Norwegian visitor, he is wearing a t-shirt of famous Polish metal band - Behemoth. See more »


Turo Moilanen: [as voiceover] Pasi works in the library...
Mother in library: [with daughter by her side] Hi, do you have Justin Beiber?
[= 'Robyn', Finnish artist, in original Finnish]
Turo Moilanen: [voiceover again, whilst Pasi looks non-plussed] We have Scandinavia's largest metal collection in town.
Pasi: [Turns to get from directly behind him, to pass over a CD to the Mother] Excellent choice: we have Uruguayan grind core metal.
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Great flick, not just for metalheads
2 October 2019 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

"Heavy Trip" joins my list of movies about a specific genre of music that everyone can enjoy even if you don't know, or even hate, the genre. Other films include the Japanese "Swing Girls" (swing & old school jazz), the American indie "Patti Cake$" (rap) and of course the ones that started them all, the Christopher Guest music mockumentaries "A Mighty Wind" (folk) and "This Is Spinal Tap" (hard rock). How do these films work so well? It's because foremost they introduce funny, quirky, loveable losers whom we can all associate with, regardless of musical taste, cultural origin or language. When done right, the story of the artistic underdog is universal.

Here we are introduced to 4 of the loveable-est, loser-est underdogs who ever cranked their amps to 11. The main character "Turo" is a long-haired metalhead who can't seem to get on stage without vomiting like a possessed demon girl. He is joined by his bandmates "Pasi" a freakish bass genius who's 1 pocket protector short of Einstein, "Jynkky" a drummer who's so hardcore he keeps the beat even during heart failure, and the guitarist "Lotvonen" who draws inspiration from the sounds of reindeer carcasses being ground into hamburger.

(Quick note about reindeer mutilations and the sort. All animal action is hilariously fake, including one wrestling scene with a crazed wolverine that is quite obviously a stuffed prop. No animals were sacrificed, nor actual reindeer blood spilled, in the making of this film. I hope.)

What follows is a cute, quirky, quasi-surreal unfolding of events surrounding the efforts of their band "IMPALED REKTUM" to make it to a metal festival in Norway, including but not limited to, attacks by rival lounge singers, questionable cops, a few rocket launchers, sword wielding Vikings, and perhaps even death itself. Do they ever make it to the show? Tune in and find out.

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Release Date:

9 March 2018 (Finland) See more »

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EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,419, 7 October 2018

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