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Russkies (1987)

PG | | Drama | 6 November 1987 (USA)
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
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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)  »

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Corrida Contra o Tempo  »

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$2,189,047 (USA)
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Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix and Summer Phoenix are real-life brother and sister. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning as the boys are riding their bikes, Joaquin Phoenix is seen wearing olive drab(green) jungle boots. When the scene cuts to the bridge where the PT-109 is stored, Phoenix jumps down and enters the water to board the boat wearing solid black boots. See more »

Quotes

[Looking at a comic book]
Mischa: You read these funny books. You make pretend, you play soldier. American propaganda. Kill Arab, kill gook, kill Russkie. Very nice.
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Connections

References Commando (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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