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Children of the Revolution (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 April 1997 (USA)
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by Anonymous

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A red comedy about the ultimate party animals. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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30 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A forradalom gyermekei  »

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$35,227 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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$830,608 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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A newspaper refers to the "LEA" several scenes before Young Joe forms this organization. See more »

Quotes

Stalin: Yuri, have you been smoking?
Yuri Nikolayev: No, Comrade Secretary.
Stalin: [sniffs air] Who has been smoking?
Yuri Nikolayev: Punin. Pezyriv. Slepak. Druchin. Yermolinsky.
Stalin: [pats Yuri's back] Good.
Yuri Nikolayev: Askenov.
Stalin: Ah.
Yuri Nikolayev: [turns to leave, continues denouncing people] Troepolski. Ezvekov.
Stalin: Good.
Yuri Nikolayev: [walking away] Yegorov.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
© Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers
Performed by Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jose Serebrier
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal
Under license from BMG Australia Limited
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Not a drama, not quite a comedy. At any rate, oddly appealing.
20 June 2002 | by (az) – See all my reviews

One unsettling attribute of this movie is that it presents itself as if it were based on a true story. Judy Davis plays a Socialist who allegedly had an affair with Josef Stalin (F. Murray Abraham), and when she gives birth to a son with all the revolutionary's traits, there is some dispute about whether he is who everyone thinks he is. During the film he gets into all sorts of trouble with the law and eventually falls in love with a cop that frequently arrests him (Rachel Griffiths). Only at the end does the whim tone down to a serious drama. Whatever this movie has to say, it kept my attention all the way through.


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