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White Nights (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  6 December 1985 (USA)
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »

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Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
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Raymond Greenwood
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Colonel Chaiko
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Anne Wyatt
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Darya Greenwood
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Wynn Scott
Stefan Gryff ...
Captain Kirigin
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Chuck Malarek
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Ambassador Larry Smith
Florence Faure ...
Ballerina (Death)
David Savile ...
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Ian Liston ...
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Benny Young ...
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Hilary Drake ...
Stewardess #1
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An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Bolshoi again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Sol de medianoche  »

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A real Aer Lingus 747 was used for the air-to-air sequences, and part of the landing, but for the crash, a 707 with an artificial hump was used. See more »

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The aircraft in the opening sequences has antennas on the wingtips when in the air, but not when on the ground. See also the trivia entry. See more »

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Colonel Chaiko: Modern man is so confused, Raymond. Finally, it's much better to work in the theater... than in a mine.
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Courtesy of Atlantic Records and Virgin Records
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Flawed but still a nice piece of work
10 September 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Not enough is said about Helen Mirren's superb performance as the former lover and balerina. Her Russian affectations are perfect. And nice legs too. About the flaws there are 2 major ones. First off, the whole movie was building for a grand finale in which Barishnikov will give one grand final performance never happened. Second, through out much of the movie, Hines and Barishnikov argued and bickered with each other to the point of antagonizing each other. Yes it's supposed to be clash of culture. But it went too far. Then suddenly near the end they turned lovy-dovy and cooperated. Hard to believe. If you dismiss these fau pax you will find an refreshing, intriguing movie worth sitting through more than 2 hours to see.


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