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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 »

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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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7 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Conspiración en Rusia  »

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$501,036 (USA)
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The first U.S. film ever shot entirely in Moscow, Russia. See more »

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Never visit a communist country
29 January 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Nothing special but a fairly entertaining movie. Several Ruskie groups want a valuable artifact they believe a innocent tourist has, and will stop at nothing to get it, thus making life miserable for the flabbergasted visitor. Whaley was good as the continually upset tourist; seems like he is always playing the sniveling wimp who blows his top only to immediately begin apologizing.


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