4.9/10
328
8 user 2 critic

Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead Tired (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret
The Revenge (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn
Quiet Chaos (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Director: Antonello Grimaldi
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini
Samson (1961)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska
Venus in Fur (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska
To Die For (1988)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

L.A. real estate agent Kate Wooten gets a new lease on life when she learns that her new client, a mysterious and handsome man named Vlad, is looking for a house isolated in the Hollywood ... See full summary »

Director: Deran Sarafian
Stars: Brendan Hughes, Sydney Walsh, Amanda Wyss
The Tenant (1976)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas
Frantic (1988)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Arielle Dombasle
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Arielle Dombasle, Pierre Clémenti
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Rousselot
Stars: Thierry Berbezy, Jean-Claude Brialy, Laetitia de Fombelle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Archer
Natalya Negoda ...
Lena
...
Kurilov
...
Dimitro
...
Claudia
...
Georgi
Harry Ditson ...
Whittier
...
Chazov
...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiración en Rusia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$501,036 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
do u know the name of the song in the final credits? ercsam
Discuss Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?