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Born American (1986)

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Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Savoy
Steve Durham ...
Mitch
David Coburn ...
K.C.
Thalmus Rasulala ...
The Admiral
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United States emissary
Piita Vuosalmi ...
Nadja
Vesa Vierikko ...
Kapsky
Ismo Kallio ...
Zarkov
Laura Munsterhjelm ...
Irina (as Laura Heimo)
Antti Horko ...
Cossack
Pauli Virtanen ...
Sergei
Jone Takamäki ...
Interrogator (as Jouni Takamäki)
Inkeri Luoma-aho ...
Female Guard
Markku Blomqvist ...
Irina's Father
Sari Havas ...
Girl at Party
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Storyline

Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun either. It's a nightmare. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Freedom is just a word...until you lose it.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

30 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasaporte al infierno  »

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Budget:

$3,401,376 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,388,020 (USA)
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Trivia

As the film was initially banned in Finland for grounds of violence and that it could harm Finland's foreign relations, this meant severe financial hardship to producer Markus Selin as the distribution deals were drawn out so that the Finnish co-producers would get their income only from the Finnish sales. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: [while torturing Mitch] We really do have all the time in the world.
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Referenced in A-studio: A-Raportti: Nykyaikaa etsimässä (1985) See more »

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Great? No. Worth the buck to rent? Yes.
2 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not a great movie, but then, it starred Mike Norris, not known for great movies, though in this one he did more acting than usual.

David Coburn as KC was the best part of the film (if somewhat uneven) while the character Mitch was the worst. He had no real redeeming qualities. Frankly, I was rooting for him to die so I wouldn't have to watch him anymore.

Most striking was how much "stuff" Renny Harlin managed to fit into the film. If only it weren't so disjointed or so full of gratuitous violence.

A must for Coburn fans. Great moments and a great comparison piece to see how much he's grown as an actor.


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