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Gorky Park (1983)

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

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Pasha
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Rikki Fulton ...
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General
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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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Murder in Moscow. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken  »

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Box Office

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$15,900,000 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the film's lead actor William Hurt, who plays Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko, producer Hawk Koch said: "Bill is playing this to the hilt. We're all amazed by his performance. He's very intense. And he's got himself right into the role. I think we chose right." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Irina Asanova: KGB have better cars, you know.
Arkady Renko: Ah, but they don't always take you where you want to go, do they?
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Gorky Park' (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
[Arkady plays the music over the loud speakers at the skating rink in Gorky Park]
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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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