Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit

Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit (The Test-tube Adult and Simo's Angels) is a 1979 comedy directed, written and starring Spede Pasanen, along with the typical comic-cast of Simo Salminen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Tapio Hämäläinen and Olavi Ahonen.

Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit
Directed bySpede Pasanen
Produced bySpede Pasanen
Written bySpede Pasanen
StarringSpede Pasanen
Simo Salminen
Vesa-Matti Loiri
Tapio Hämäläinen
Olavi Ahonen
Music bySpede Pasanen (as Jürgen von Schnitzel)
Jaakko Salo
CinematographyMartti Kakko
Henrik Paersch
Timo Wäre
Edited byEero Jaakkola
Eva Jaakontalo
Distributed byFunny-Films Oy
Release date
1979
CountryFinland
LanguageFinnish

Similar to his debut film X-Paroni, Pasanen portrays a dual-role. Because Spede struggled to find funding for his movies throughout the 1970s, the film is only his second feature to be filmed entirely in colour (also his third film over-all to be filmed in colour). Leikkikalugangsteri was filmed principally in black and white with the film's ending being in colour, while Pohjantähteet (released the same year) was the first Spede film to be entirely in colour.

Plot summaryEdit

Mathematician Mauno Mutikainen (Pasanen) is accidentally pronounced dead as a result of an operation where a splinter is being removed from his finger, which he got by scratching his head. He is then cloned into a test-tube adult, a play on the phrase test-tube child, named Richard Ilyevitch Jyrä by his creator, father and mother, Dr. Jyrä (Hämäläinen), his name is intended to appeal to both American and Soviet sensibilities.

Loiri and Ahonen play the roles of gangsters attempting to kidnap Jyrä and/or Mutikainen, thinking they are the same person. Both would reprise their roles for 1980's Tup-akka-lakko. Additionally Loiri portrays a slew of characters such as a drunk hockey-fan attempting to get to Moscow and making a guest-appearance as Uuno Turhapuro at the end.

Simo Salminen once more plays a character named after himself who is the head of a detective agency called Simon Enkelit (an obvious take on Charlie's Angels). The angels were portrayed by Rita Polster, Kirsti Wallasvaara, Ritva Vepsä and Merja Tammi.

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