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Release Date:
19 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Between good and evil and heaven and hell is... See more »
Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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great for movie fans, but not for the popcorn-munching masses. See more (41 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Roth ... Joshua Shapira

Edward Furlong ... Reuben Shapira

Moira Kelly ... Alla Shustervich

Vanessa Redgrave ... Irina Shapira

Paul Guilfoyle ... Boris Volkoff
Natalya Andreychenko ... Natasha

Maximilian Schell ... Arkady Shapira

David Vadim ... Sasha
Mina Bern ... Grandma Tsilya

Boris McGiver ... Ivan
Mohammed Ghaffari ... Pahlevi

Michael Khmurov ... Yuri
Dmitry Preyers ... Victor
David Ross ... Anatoly
Ron Brice ... Man with One Leg
Jace Kent ... Mechanic
Marianna Lead ... Clara
Gene Ruffini ... Janitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Leonid Citer (as Leonid Uscher)

Tuesday Knight ... Actress on Television (uncredited)

Directed by
James Gray 
Writing credits
James Gray (written by)

Produced by
Claudia Lewis .... executive producer
Rolf Mittweg .... executive producer
Kerry Orent .... co-producer
Paul Webster .... producer
Nick Wechsler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dana Sano 
Cinematography by
Tom Richmond 
Film Editing by
Dorian Harris 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
Production Design by
Kevin Thompson 
Art Direction by
Judy Rhee 
Set Decoration by
Charles Ford 
Costume Design by
Michael Clancy 
Makeup Department
Karen Nichols .... key hair stylist
Karen Nichols .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Goode .... production manager
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Rosen .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Apicella .... first assistant director
David M. Cox .... second assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Annie Ballard .... on-set dresser
Gadi Barak .... chargeperson scenic
Dave Dearberg .... property master
Jim Lillis .... lead man
Danny Rovira .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Tony Cappelli .... sound editor
Fred Cipriano .... sound effects editor
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
David Jobe .... foley mixer
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor
Tom Paul .... production sound mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects
John Stifanich .... special effects
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Arnaud .... dolly grip
David Burroughs .... best boy grip
Prashant Gupta .... still photographer
Margaret Heidenry .... grip
Jonathan Mintz .... key grip
John Samaras .... assistant camera: second unit (as Yiannis Samaras)
Eric Schmidt .... gaffer
Emelia Stockdale .... first assistant camera
Andrew T. Watts .... best boy electric
Elizabeth Wick .... second assistant camera (as Liz Wick)
Casting Department
Jordan Beswick .... casting assistant
Kalev Kuusoeks .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Donaldson .... costume assistant
Victoria Farrell .... assistant costume designer
Joan Kaufman .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Ford .... second assistant editor (as Jeff Ford)
Brian Johnson .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Jocelyn Jansons .... location assistant
Sarah Lindborg .... location assistant
Andrew Saxe .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Richard Henderson .... music coordinator
Philip Tallman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bobby Marsh .... driver
Other crew
Paul C. Arianas .... assistant production office coordinator
Gavin J. Behrman .... set production assistant
Suzanne Celeste .... dialect coach: Tim Roth
Olegar Fedoro .... dialogue coach: Russian, Vanessa Redgrave
Brian David Fisher .... production assistant
Teri Kane .... unit publicist
Victoria McGarry .... production coordinator
Andy Muller .... office runner
Margo Myers .... production accountant
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
Victoria Robinson .... Production Office Assistant
Mimi Turner .... production assistant
Rick Washburn .... firearms
Scott Fleischer .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong shootings, sexuality and language
98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The building used for Mr Schell's mistress was 9701 Shore Road, also used in Saturday Night Fever (1977).See more »
Continuity: Obviously shot out of sequence because snow can be seen in some shots and not the next.See more »
[first lines]
Joshua Shapira:It's done.
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Movie Connections:
Features Vengeance Valley (1951)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
great for movie fans, but not for the popcorn-munching masses., 24 April 2003
Author: bampf from dublin, ireland

this film totally transcends its derivative storyline and machismo-charged genre. avoiding predictable characterisation (which some of the previous commentators seem to desire)and melodrama, the film may seem (and is at least visually) cold, but its warmth is built through nuance, not cliche. Great soundtrack too, with Arvo Part.

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