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Russkies (1987)

 -  Drama  -  6 November 1987 (USA)
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A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War.

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Cast

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Mischa
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Danny (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Adam
Stefan DeSalle ...
Jason
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Diane
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Raimy
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Sulock
Charles Frank ...
Mr. V.
Susan Blanchard ...
Mrs. V.
Benjamin Hendrickson ...
Sgt. Kovac
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Mrs. Kovac
Voyo Goric ...
Boris (as Vojo Goric)
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Captain Foley
Patrick Mickler ...
Neidermeyer
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Candi
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Storyline

It is during the Cold War and all Americans have a view of Russians as one thing: bad people. A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Tempo  »

Box Office

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$2,189,047 (USA)
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In this film, the boys have a small boat they use to get around in. On the boats hull you can see it has the mark "PT 109" painted on. In World War II, then future President of the United States Lieutenant, first grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy was the pilot of Navy motor torpedo boat PT 109. (LTJG) John F. Kennedy would later be recognized as a war hero for actions performed while on board the (MTB) PT 109. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Say if, I mean, what if a Russian washed up on the beach here. What would you do?
Sergeant Kovac: Kill him.
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Connections

References Commando (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

We Can Have It All
By Bruce Sudano & Michael Omartian
Performed by Joe Bruce & 2nd Avenue
Courtesy of EMI - America Records
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Joachin has a wonderful acting ability at even this young age!!!
15 August 2005 | by (Pittsburgh, PA.) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you see on a Sunday afternoon on TV. This was my first time renting it from the library, I am trying to watch all of Joachin's films. His acting was great an so was his reading ability..that is what makes a great actor. The little blond that was in Something Wicked This Way Comes was exceptional as well. The 80's look comes thru in this movie, and it still stands up to today's films. If you like Joachin Phoenix, this is one to admire and watch. The music is really 80's a lot of keyboard. And the only person I didn't like was Carol King. She can't act and she can barely sing. Otherwise it was enjoyable.


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