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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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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 <>

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12 January 1984 (Australia)  »

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Brottsplats: Gorkijparken  »

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$15,900,000 (USA)

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Gorky Park aka Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is an amusement park in Moscow, Russia and is named after Maxim Gorky. The park was opened in 1928 and is situated at Krymsky Val just near the Moskva River not far from the Park Kultury Metro Station. See more »


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Professor Andreev: The one between what is said and what is done.
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5 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie with excellent performances by William Hurt and Lee Marvin.If I have a list of favorite movies of all the time, this will qualify as such. A very good adaptation of the book by Martin Cruz Smith. The portrayal of life in Moscow was fascinating,although the movie did not remain faithful to the book one hundred percent.Of course for resons of time script had to be changed a little.But none of the suspense was missing. The action was fast paced , it's one of those movies you don't want it to end.The music score complimented this intense detective story set in a frosty Moscow.I recommend this movie to all those who like original stories set in exotic places like this one in Russia.Arkady Renko is really the epitome of the non-conformistic citizen who cynically sneers at the rotten aparatus of the communist state while trying to solve this triple homicide.

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