MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,092 this week

The Stringer (1998)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 200 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Vadik Chernyshov is an impoverished dreamer who spends his life drifting though Moscow with a video camera, hoping to shoot footage that will interest Western press agencies. He falls in ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 101 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Stringer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Stringer (1998)

The Stringer (1998) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Stringer.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ida (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Stringer (1999)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Waiting for a lucky break in the movie business, a young Frenchman works as a stringer in New York.

Director: Klaus Biedermann
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Elie Semoun, Christina Perry
Mad Cows (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A single mother's postnatal state leads her on a race to save her child and her sanity.

Director: Sara Sugarman
Stars: Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Anna Massey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The film is about revisiting the locations of the world-famous Russian novel 'Moscow-Petushki' by Venedikt Yerofeyev. At the consecutive railway stations, passengers recall the writer who ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Drama

A story set in circa-2001 Afghanistan and centered on an affair between a Scottish foreign correspondent and an American reporter.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Dead of Night (1996)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Kristoffer Tabori
Stars: John Enos III, Kathleen Kinmont, Robert Knepper
You Are Here (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A romantic screwball comedy in the tradition of Preston Sturges and Howard Hawks. Boy meets girl and soon find themselves sharing a disastrous and hilarious weekend in the country.

Director: Tom Rooney
Stars: Robert Knepper, Jenny Robertson, Reed Birney
War (2002)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Aleksey Chadov, Ian Kelly, Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A filmmaker from England is hired to direct an epic production in the Caucasus region of Europe.

Director: Ben Hopkins
Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring, Noah Taylor
Perfect Strangers (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a man and a woman swap jobs and cities temporarily, they face many problems large and small, but their phone calls develop into romance.

Director: Robin Sheppard
Stars: Rob Lowe, Anna Friel, Khandi Alexander
Brother 2 (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Here goes "kirdyk" to America, as it was promised in first part.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Sergey Bodrov Jr., Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergey Makovetskiy
Syostry (2001)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

Director: Sergey Bodrov Jr.
Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Katya Gorina, Roman Ageev
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ...
Vadik
...
Helen
Vladimir Ilin ...
Yavorsky
...
John
Anna Kamenkova ...
Mother
Leonid Kuravlyov ...
Mityagin
Aleksei Khardikov ...
Lyosha
Anna Yanovskaya ...
Young wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Voice Over / Press
Vera Obolonkina
Edit

Storyline

Vadik Chernyshov is an impoverished dreamer who spends his life drifting though Moscow with a video camera, hoping to shoot footage that will interest Western press agencies. He falls in love with the beautiful Helen, an English media executive, and subsequently they must contend with the barriers that their different backgrounds present. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 January 1998 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Korespondent  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When filming "trolleybus on fire" scene the flame and temperature went unpredictably high to almost melt main trolleybus cable 3m above the ground and hence causing serious interruption in public transportation of the place. Fire-fighters presented on the set simply stopped filming process at certain point for security reasons despite director wanted more takes to be shot. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A breath of fresh air!
17 September 2007 | by (london england) – See all my reviews

This movie may not be a masterpiece, but it is surely a breath of fresh air, a relief from all the Hollywood nonsense, the various Spiderman and Pirates of the wherever, Harry Potter and the suchlike. To begin with, this documents a time in Russian history, I don't think such a movie could be made nowadays and if it were it would have to depict a reality, which, only a few years later, is already vastly different! Russian had their fleeting short summer of freedom, with politicians standing on tanks (paradoxically!), the White House of Parliaments being stormed by troops, and scores of bizarre and eccentric political figures taking center stage and being able to speak their own mind!. Most Russians were probably too busy putting food on their table at the time, to notice that that WAS actually gloriously anarchic FREEDOM! The story has the easy relaxed rhythm which characterize the best indie and world cinema, it does not try too hard, its strenght is being steeped in the social reality it depicts, and quite effortlessly maintain a pretty strong dramatic tension. I found myself caring about the main characters, bizarrely enough including the right-wing eccentric presidential candidate, who on the whole cuts a pretty lonely and pathetic figure, all the time trying to make reality conform to his grandiose delusions. A sexy Anna Friel represents the romantic interest and for Prison Break's fans there is the added bonus of catching up with a young Robert Knepper playing a fairly square and straight-laced journalist.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for a copy melikekiwi
Discuss The Stringer (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?