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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Chadov ...
Ivan
Ian Kelly ...
John
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Margaret
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Captain Medvedev
Evklid Kyurdzidis ...
Ruslan
Giorgi Gurgulia ...
Aslan
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Ivan's Father
Ben Foster
Yuriy Stepanov ...
Aleksandr Matrosov
David McAlister
Andrei Kormunin
Steve Jamieson ...
(as Steve Jameson)
Lev Erenburg
Peter Wickham
Stanislav Stotsky ...
(as Stas Stotsky)
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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.

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this is no "Brat-3", this is War

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14 March 2002 (Russia)  »

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The actors who played the two main Chechen characters are not Chechens: Giorgi Gurgulia (Aslan) is Georgian and Evklid Kyurdzidis (Ruslan) is Greek. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ivan: So, I'm Yermakov, Ivan and he's John, so we're, like, namesakes. So, I met him in the summer of 2001. It was the second month that I'd been in the village of Verkhniy Iskhoy at Aslan Gugayev's place. Back then none of us knew him. Just... His detachment is small. There were three of us there at the time: me, Fedka and a Jew, a commercial one. From Vladikavkaz, I think... Uh-huh. Called Semyon. Yeah, me and Fedka were sawing up wood when they brought them in on a truck. There were ...
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MOYA ZVEZDA
Written by Vyacheslav Butusov (as V. Butusov)
Performed by Vyacheslav Butusov
© 2001 Pervoye Muzykalnoye izdatelstvo
(P) "DeaDushki band and Grigory Sologub"
Played in the end credits
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Rambo Vacation in Russia ?
25 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The general ambiance of the film is acceptable - it's a 'boy's own' romp through the outback to rescue a fair maiden. The most outstanding quality belongs with the topography - the rugged terrain is almost a character in itself, providing a worthy obstacle and adversary, handled very well by the cinematographer, creating great vistas. The predominant colour here is green...which brings me to the acting ability of Ian Kelly. Rarely have I been so embarrassed with a compatriot's lack of skill. I sincerely wanted to curl up with shame. Whoever told this buffoon that he could act, needs speaking to. When we first encountered him and he uttered the opening of Hamlet's 'Quintessence of dust' soliloquy, I nearly fell off my chair, mouth agape. Surely this was a joke...and a pretty poor one too, considering the gravity of the subject matter. But no, Kelly was for real, he really did think that he was acting. Unbelievable! By the time he was hamming it up, (like no other could, even on a bad-stage day), near the end; wielding a gun and screaming like a banshee, the tears rolled down my cheeks. Absolutely fantastic - priceless. Think Alan Partridge playing Sylvester Stallone and you'll get the picture. All that money spent on the production and Kelly, a vortex of ineptitude, brings it crashing down. Wonderful.


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