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Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)

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During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Archer
Natalya Negoda ...
Lena
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Kurilov
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Dimitro
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Claudia
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Georgi
Harry Ditson ...
Whittier
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Chazov
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Stanley
Aleksei Yevdokimov ...
Mikhail (as Alexei Yevdokimov)
Boris Romanov ...
Father Peter
Vsevolod Safonov ...
Ivan
Yuriy Sarantsev ...
Concierge
Oleg Anofriev ...
Taxi Driver
Nikolay Averyushkin ...
Aide (as Nikolai Averiushkin)
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During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a black Madonna, a precious icon, which was stolen from Russian Orthodox clergy by the quickly rising, rich and corrupt Russian mafia, and then by a black market-girl he followed just as a flirt who didn't know herself what she nicked. The well-connected mobsters find him and threaten his life in no time, and the US embassy isn't very helpful, worse, it's also infiltrated... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

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The first U.S. film ever shot entirely in Moscow, Russia. See more »

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Andrew Divoff's name is misspelled as 'Divof' in the end credits. See more »

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A great flick for those - familiar with the scene
9 May 2006 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

I can sort of understand the confusion of anyone watching that film who is not familiar with the era and the subject matter. For those - movie makes no sense whatsoever making. Causing annoyance for the time wasted. One of the reasons (and there are few) I have totally loved the movie is that it hits the spot. It depicts something that is no longer there. The grotesques are right on the money. From the trashy metal band (that is surprisingly still around with the same stupid look sporting lack of personal hygiene) to stupid dance moves and overblown interest of some local youths to all things American. Polansky was awesome BTW. So if you are born in the sixties and ever been to the USSR in the eighties - there is a very good chance you will love that movie.


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