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Ricky Rapper and the Bicycle Thief

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mari Rantasila
Produced by Lasse Saarinen
Risto Salomaa
Written by Sinikka Nopola
Tiina Nopola
Starring Severi Heikkilä
Lauramaija Luoto
Annu Valonen
Ulla Tapaninen
Martti Suosalo
Marcus Groth
Music by Iiro Rantala
Editing by Tuuli Kuittinen
Studio Kinotar
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date(s) February 12, 2010 (2010-02-12)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish
Budget € 1,700,000[1]
Gross revenue $ 2,566,428
(14 March 2010)[2]
Preceded by Ricky Rapper

The Ricky Rapper and the Bicycle Thief (Finnish: Risto Räppääjä ja polkupyörävaras) is a 2010 Finnish musical film.[1] The film is based on children's fantasy book series Ricky Rapper of Sinikka Nopola and Tiina Nopola. However, the film is not based on any book volume. The children's musical comedy Ricky Rapper and the Bicycle Thief continues loosely the previous film Ricky Rapper. The film was shooted in Kartanonkoski in the city of Vantaa and also in Hyvinkää, Porvoo and Sipoo in the summer 2009.[1] Furthermore, train station scenes were shooted in the Kauklahti railway station in the city of Espoo and on the Ilmala rail yard in the city of Helsinki.[3]

The previous Ricky Rapper film was shooted a couple of years earlier and the kid actors, as Ricky Rapper and Nelly Butterfly, were "over-aged". Consequently the studio hired new main actors. However, previous stars make a popup visit during the end credits of the film.

The Ricky Rapper and the Bicycle Thief received 38,425 viewers in its first weekend – almost double as the previous film. The result was the sixth most succesful in the Finnish box-office in its first weekend all-time, and the most succesful Finnish family movie all-time.[4]



Aunt Serena Rapper and Lennart Lindberg leave on a vacation and Fanny Freezer comes to take care of Ricky Rapper and Nelly Noodlehead. Ricky gets a new bike, but the bike disappears inexplicably.


  • Severi Heikkilä as Ricky Rapper: A ten-year-old boy who likes to play drums
  • Lauramaija Luoto as Nelly Butterfly/Noodlehead: A girl who is a friend of Ricky.
  • Annu Valonen as Serena Rapper: Ricky's aunt who dates with Mr. Lennart Lindberf.
  • Martti Suosalo as Lennart Lindberg: A shy man who dates with Ms. Serena Rapper.
  • Ulla Tapaninen as Fanny the Freezer: Aunt Serena's cousin who takes care of the household.
  • Marcus Groth as Robert Rosenbögel: A mysterious man with a van who has something to do with the bike.


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