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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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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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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,290,754, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scottish audiences were very amused to see famous Scottish comedian Rikki Fulton turn up as a ruthless KGB agent. See more »

Goofs

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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist & Shout
Written by Bert Berns and Phil Medley
Published by Screen Gems-Emi Music, Inc. and Unichappell Music, Inc.
Performed by Bad Sign (uncredited)
[performed at the carnival]
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User Reviews

 
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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