A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government.

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Pasha
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Rikki Fulton ...
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Golodkin
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KGB Agent Rurik
Henry Woolf ...
Levin
Tusse Silberg ...
Natasha
Patrick Field ...
Fet
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Storyline

An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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It all began with three faceless bodies in the snow ... See more »


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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken  »

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$15,900,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Second Martin Cruz Smith novel to be filmed. The first was Nightwing (1979) which had been made and released around four years earlier. To date [September 2016] , Gorky Park (1983) still remains the last Martin Cruz Smith novel that has been filmed despite the author having written many more novels. See more »

Goofs

During the final scene pine martens were used for sables, clearly identifiable by the yellow fur at their chests. See more »

Quotes

Levin: [conducting an autopsy] I'm used to dealing with the dead. The only emotion I feel about one of these is a faint hope it may be a Party official.
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Connections

Spoofed in The City: Gorky Parkette (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Song Without Words
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Not bad, not bad at all
15 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to write anything about this type of film without spoiling, but what I can say without telling too much about the plot is, that the film is a non-cliché film, which still is full of clichés (love scene being the biggest). Filming locations are good, though "Moscow" (Helsinki) is a bit too similar to Stockholm.

The movie may be a bit too long for the American taste, but for more European film taste the length was just perfect. The end was so complicated, that even Agatha Christie would have been proud. The final solution between the main characters was completely different from what I expected, and definitely was that cherry for the cake.

****/5


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