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Vakhtang Kikabidze ...
Mher Mkrtchyan ...
Ruben Vartanovich Khachikyan (Rubik-dzhan) (as Frunzik Mkrtchyan)
Elena Proklova ...
Larisa Ivanovna Komarova
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Ivan Volokhov
Kote Daushvili ...
Ded (as Konstantin Daushvili)
Ruslan Mikaberidze ...
Givi Ivanovich, nachalnik Mimino (as Ruslan Miqaberidze)
Zakro Sakhvadze ...
Varlaam, plemynnik Mimino
Marina Dyuzheva ...
Svetlana Georgiyevna, advokat (as Mariya Dyuzheva)
Rusiko Morcheladze ...
Lali odnoselchanka Mimino
Archil Gomiashvili ...
Nugzar Papashvili, poterpevshiy
Aleksey Alekseev ...
Prokuror (as A. Alekseev)
Vladimir Basov ...
Sinitsyn, operniy pevets (as V.Basov)
Valentina Titova ...
Zhena opernogo petsva (as V. Titova)
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Chelovek, veveshivayushchiysya pered poletom (as B.Brondukov)
Zeinab Botsvadze ...
Yekaterina Mizandari, sestra Valiko (as Z. Butsvadze)

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Pilot Mimino works at small local airlines in Georgia, flying helicopters between small villages. He dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. There in a hotel he meets truck driver Rubik from Armenia who is given a place in that hotel by mistake, and they have a lot of adventures in Moscow. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

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Georgiy Daneliya and cinematographer Anatoliy Petritskiy have cameos as pilots. Daneliya didn't want to act himself but decided to do it when the Georgian who was supposed to play the pilot didn't arrive at the set. See more »

Goofs

When Mimino is talking to the old woman besides his helicopter on the plateau the type of the helicopter (riveted to no-riveted body) and the size and shape of the mountains seen in the background change between the shots. See more »

Quotes

Valentin Mizandari: Givi Ivanovich, that policeman has no respect for you whatsoever! He took away both, the car and the license.
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Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 3 (1998) See more »

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Suliko
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Music by Varenka Tsereteli
Lyrics by Akaki Tsereteli
Second song sung in the restaurant
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improbable events, realistic characters
7 November 1998 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

To enjoy you must not only know Russian well, but the reality of the USSR in late 70s. The plot is driven by highly unlikely events. However, the two principal characters are believable and recognizable, their irrational actions motivated, the dialog and expressions are trend setting, the actors at their best.


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