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 Kirov Academy of Ballet again, but he wishes to escape, but can he trust the American? Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom-and each other.
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Did You Know?
Of the casting of the film's two lead actors, director Taylor Hackford
said: "Each knew and admired the work of the other but I knew that it would require a story of substance to attract them to a project. [Mikhail] Baryshnikov had turned down films time and again, and he had declined to film the story of his defection. As for [Gregory] Hines it called for him to play an American deserter. I was concerned that each might feel the story was too touchy, too close to sensitive areas; too near the edge for a black American to play, too close to reality for a Russian who has defected to the West to play". See more
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
[over the P.A
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? This is the Captain speaking. We have developed electrical problems, and we have to land immediately. There is a Soviet military airfield about 75 miles from here...
Where are we? Are we landing?
[Kolya runs to the lavatory to destroy his identity papers
Where are you going?
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko
What do you mean? We're landing in Russia!
This is Your Day
Written and Produced by Nile Rodgers
Performed by Sandy Stewart
and Nile Rodgers
Courtesy of Modern Records and Warner Bros. Records See more