Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgi Zhzhyonov ...
Andrei Timchenko, Captain
Anatoliy Vasilev ...
Valentin Nenarokov
Leonid Filatov ...
Igor Skvortsov, Flight Engineer
Aleksandra Yakovleva-Aasmyae ...
Tamara, Flight Attendant (as Aleksandra Yakovleva)
Irina Akulova ...
Nenarokov's Wife
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ...
Timchenko's Wife
Komaki Kurihara ...
Kumiku Marimitsu
Yuriy Gorobets ...
Mikhail
Aleksandr Pavlov ...
Navigator
Galina Gladkova ...
Natasha, Timchenko's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Agafonov
Vladimir Aleksandrov ...
Praying Passenger
Larisa Barabanova ...
Chatty Girl
Leonid Chubarov
Guranda Gabunia ...
(as G. Gabuniya)
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This movie is about a crew of a passenger plane and consists of two parts. The first part tells about personal lives of the characters, their successes and failures, relationships inside their families and between each others. The second part has them land the plane in the airport of a city called Bidri, which was damaged by an earthquake. They try to fly people to safety, but just as they land, another earthquake hits, and now the chances of a successful takeoff are slim... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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12 May 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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This was the first Soviet movie to have a bedroom scene with nude actors. See more »

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One of the flight crew members successfully climbs in and out of the S-duct of the flying trijet to reattach the tail to the fuselage. See more »

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Worth seeing
8 January 2000 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Well, a lot of people in Europe and USA think that 99% percent of Russian films is dull boring stuff. Actually, it's right for many of them. However, 'The Crew' seems to be an exception. It tells us the story of three aircraft pilots; everyone of them with his own problems: a pregnant daughter (Timchenko), a lost child (Nenarokov), problems with woman (Skvortsov). But all of this is forgotten, when they need to make an awful race : from the burning city in the Middle East to Moscow. The burning airplane in the end of the film, and other technical tricks are really amazing. The common spirit of the film is not like that of western films-catastrophies, but it's more epic. Worth seeing, if you are interested in quiet films.


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