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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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The helicopter that Mimino flies is a Mi-2. Vakhtang Kikabidze confessed that his training pilot, named Valiko like Kikabidze's character, and himself used the helicopter during filming in a Georgian mountain village called Omalo to fly to the nearby Azerbaijani farms and steal watermelons from there. 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

Rubik Khachikyan: The truck got stolen.
Valentin Mizandari: What do you mean stolen? Are you sure this is where you parked it?
Rubik Khachikyan: What do you mean am I sure? A woman was smoking next to that garbage bin over there.
Valentin Mizandari: Rubik stay here, don't let anyone go in or out, get the trails. I'll go get the police.
Rubik Khachikyan: Tell them that the truck got stolen, it was brand new!
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Spoofed in Starye pesni o glavnom 3 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Prikhodit den, ukhodit den
(uncredited)
Music by Giya Kancheli
Lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky
Performed by Vakhtang Kikabidze
Played in the opening credits and the tune is used several times later
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Kind, funny, heart-warming story
8 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Helicopter pilot from Georgia (the one in the former Soviet Union) goes to Moscow hoping to become an international pilot. There he befriends a guy from Armenia (near Georgia, but not the same!), runs out of money, finds himself in jail, etc. The movie plays out lots of funny differences between Russian (read - European) and Georgian (more Eastern) cultures, provincial vs. big city, and others. And as a golden thread throughout the whole movie - kindness, decency and warm hearts of the heroes. This play on cultural differences evoke "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", which was made thirty years after "Mimino"...

I am not sure if this movie has ever been subtitled in English, but I am sure it would be a delight to American viewers.


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