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Gorky Park (1983)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  12 January 1984 (Australia)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Three frozen and mutilated corpses have just been found in the snow of Moscow's Gorky Park . . . See more »


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12 January 1984 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken  »

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$15,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The dish washing liquid (squat white bottle, green flat cap) on the kitchen counter in the flat (in Gamla Stan Stockholm) is actually Timotei shampoo which Apted thought looked more like dish washing liquid than the real thing. See more »

Goofs

When Arkady's car stalls on the bridge on the way back to Moscow, the wipers are still running. As Arkady repeatedly tries to re-start the car, we see the wipers still running at full speed. In real life, each time he tried to restart the car, the wipers would slow from the drain of battery power away from the wipers to the starter motor. See more »

Quotes

Arkady Renko: I always wanted to meet an American. You are so, so different. Forgive me for staring. Only once before did I ever meet an American, in the flesh, so to speak. A young student, Kirwell I think he was called. James Kirwell.
Jack Osborne: Oh?
Arkady Renko: But he was dead.
Jack Osborne: That doesn't count then, does it?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) See more »

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Read the Book
16 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and unfortunately was very disappointed. After reading the brilliant book written by Martin Cruz Smith I expected a brilliant screenplay in movie form. I was wrong, many characters are missing which are vital to the story line and Hurt's performance of the title character is not believable, his accent isn't even right! Not that I don't think Hurt is a talented actor, I just didn't feel he was the right person for the part. The only thing that made the movie bearable for me was the the perfect casting choice of Lee Marvin as the American. It was as though this part was written for him and no one else. If you want to see the movie, read the book first (its will explain the holes in the plot for you) and enjoy one of Lee Marvin's last great performances!


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