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



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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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Three frozen and mutilated corpses have just been found in the snow of Moscow's Gorky Park . . . 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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Film Critic Janet Maslin in 'The New York Times' stated in her review first published on 16th December 1983 that the picture has "the leading character, a Russian police inspector [Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko], played by an American actor [William Hurt] affecting a British accent". See more »


Renko's very obvious black eye almost completely disappears in a matter of several minutes. See more »


Golodkin: Girls like screwing foreigners, don't they? It's almost as good as travel.
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Spoofed in Deep in the City: Gorky Parkette (2000) See more »


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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Too many people in our society disappear.
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been a long time since I last viewed this film, but it was a welcome revisit, and a chance to see a great performance by William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence, The Proposition). After about a dozen of his films, I never tire of watching him act.

The cast also included Lee Marvin in a very good performance, and the ever-lovable Brian Dennehy. This was also the American debut of Joanna Pacula, who got a Golden Globe nomination for her outstanding performance. And, we also got to see her golden globes in a skintastic moment, right before she gets Hurt! This was her finest film in a career spanning 30 years.

Do not miss this fine police procedural with a surprise ending. The motive is brilliant.

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