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Russkies (1987)

PG  |   |  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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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Tempo  »

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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

[After a Russian naval book washes ashore]
Adam: All I know is, whoever lost it's probably dead now.
Jason: How do you know that?
Adam: Because man, in Russia if you screw up, they don't give you a second chance to explain yourself. They just kill you.
Jason: Sounds like my dad.
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Version of The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) See more »

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Perfect World
By Steve Krikorian & Glen Burtnick
Performed by What If
Courtesy of RCA Records, a label of BMG Music
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Surprisingly sweet
25 May 1999 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

Going into this movie you may be skeptical, but fear not. This movie is very entertaining, the characters are all pretty well played, and the whole message is worth seeing the movie. Leaf Phoenix and his brother River, where among the best juvenile actors of the 80's. Unfortunately, the movie is no longer available for purchase and is pretty hard to find.


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