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Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
"V boy idut odni 'stariki'" (original title)

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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Bykov ...
Titarenko
Sergei Podgornyj ...
Smuglyanka
Sergei Ivanov ...
Kuznechik
Rustam Sagdullayev ...
Romeo
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Masha
Olga Mateshko ...
Zoya
Vladimir Talashko ...
Skvortzov
Aleksei Smirnov ...
Makarych
Viktor Miroshnichenko ...
Kompolka
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(as Grigoriy Gladiy)
Yuriy Sarantsev
Alim Fedorinsky ...
Alyabyev (as A. Fyodorinsky)
Vano Yantbelidze ...
Vano (as V. Yantbelidze)
Aleksandr Nemchenko ...
Ivan Fedorovich (as A. Nemchenko)
Boris Boldyrevskiy ...
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, will the young pilots be ready to fight - and how many will return? Written by Anonymous

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One of the best Soviet movies
10 September 2000 | by (Kharkiv, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

It's a movie about the Great Patriotic War and the life of Soviet war pilots, who died for their motherland. The cast is great. We watch this movie every year and it doesn't become less interesting.

I think it's one of the best not only Soviet but world movies of all time.


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