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Letter to Brezhnev (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 May 1986 (USA)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two ... See full summary »

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Sergei
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Peter
Tracy Marshak-Nash ...
Tracy (as Tracy Lea)
Alexandra Pigg ...
Elaine
Margi Clarke ...
Teresa
Susan Dempsey ...
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Ted Wood ...
Mick
Carl Chase ...
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Sharon Power ...
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Eddie Ross ...
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Syd Newman ...
Dmitri
Gerry White ...
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Pat Riley ...
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Wendy Votel ...
1st Girl on Bus
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two Liverpudlian natives, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter immediately fall in love with each other, but the night is short and they must leave with the ship. Elaine can't forget him and writes a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking him to make it possible for them to reunite. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Bons baisers de Liverpool  »

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Mother: And I don't know what that lot next door must be thinking with all the f'ing and blinding goin' on in 'ere, so fucking pack it in alright?
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Simply a beautiful love story
18 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it came out and just fell in love with it. I cannot say why either, it just has a magical quality that draws you in. The setting obviously helps, Liverpool is a beautiful city, architecturally and spiritually and you get lavish helpings of both. The performances from the four lead actors are flawless to me, just the right balance of comedy and pathos, with special mention to Margi Clarke, whose brassy exterior hides a tenderness which she allows to shine through every so often.(As an aside I saw her do stand up once at Band on the Wall in Manchester, and boy was she rude!) I've seen comments on the boards saying people enjoyed it when it first came out, but now find it a bit ridiculous, and I can only totally disagree with them. I still watch this film at least a couple of times a year and never tire of it. If you haven't seen this gem, I can only suggest you get the DVD as soon as possible, and enjoy a film that exudes true human warmth.


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