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Ekipazh (1979)

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


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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 ...
Aleksandr Pavlov ...
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)


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 <>

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Action | Drama | Thriller





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19 May 1980 (Soviet Union)  »

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2.20 : 1
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This was the first Soviet movie to have a bedroom scene with nude actors. See more »


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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Pretty well Soviet thriller movie
9 May 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie, when I was only six or seven years old. I could mention, that I was very impressed by this movie. I could say, that this is outstanding work in Soviet cinematography. In '80 it was first thriller/disaster movie in Soviet Russia, where all sides of air crews' everyday life were shown. For us, Russians, this movie was more than simply "just another soviet movie", but movie, which tell to us "Look! Everyday is not calm and clear, everything is unstable". Also, this cinema is about love, family's life, every little thing in life of man as professional, as father, as husband, as good friend.

This story is about group of good friends - pilots of Tu154B soviet airplane. One of them has a family - wife, daughter, others are single. As the one crew, they drive the airplane across the Soviet Union and also to the Europe. The life is calm and easy, day by day goes to the retire. But one day they were asked to go to Georgia to save people in disaster - the earthquake. During the escaping, the airplane was badly damaged to perform the successful landing, so the engineer has to go out the plane and fix the problem during the flight.

So, this movie is very impressive, outstanding for '80s.

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