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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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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

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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References Commando (1985) 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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Drama???????? You Gotta Be Kidding!!!!
14 April 2005 | by (Papillion NE) – See all my reviews

This is a feel good movie at a time when the Cold War was winding down (although most people didn't know it at the time). The acting is just awful, the characters are flat, and the plot already has been done (See "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0060921/). It has its James Bond moments, probably intended, but they do little or nothing to help get this turkey off the ground.

On the other hand, the first time around for this plot, "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming", benefited from both a great cast and great writing. "Russkies" pales by comparison. I have to wonder why they bothered to make the film.


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