Gorky Park (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  12 January 1984 (Australia)
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tusse Silberg ...
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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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12 January 1984 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Brottsplats: Gorkijparken  »

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$15,900,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Hurt as Arkady Renko appears in every scene in this movie bar four. See more »


In the first morgue scene, the wide shot when all three bodies are visible, the tables with the instruments are covering their shins. In the close up shots the tables are covering their thighs. See more »


Irina Asanova: The director of that film promised me a pair of new boots if I went to bed with him. Think I should?
Arkady Renko: Well, the winter's almost over.
Irina Asanova: Exactly, and me a Siberian, I'm used to the cold.
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Referenced in The Muse (1999) See more »


String Quartet Op. 18
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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If you like mystery dramas give this one a try.
31 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has stood the test of time and repeat viewings for me. Have watched about 10 times over the past 20 years and each time I am totally engrossed. Excellent crime-mystery drama. The dialog in this movie is as good as any I know. Scenery and the settings make you feel like you are in Russia during winter: bleak and frigid. Performances by Hurt, Marvin, Dennehey, and Bannen are all solid if not outstanding. Some may be put off by English and Americans performers posing as Russians, but don't let the lack of dialect authenticity get in your way of enjoying this gem. For comparison I would rank it with LA Confidential within its genre.

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