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Breakthrough at Reykjavik (1987)

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Anthony Bate ...
Edkuard Shevardnadze
Jerry Harte ...
Bruce Boa ...
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Robert Linhard
John Quarmby ...
John Poindexter
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Richard Perle
Ralph Nossek ...
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Kenneth Adelman
Don Fellows ...
Edward Rowny
Igor Gridneff ...
Viktor Karpov
John Kidd ...
Max Kampelman
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I remember this engrossing drama from the 1980s
3 January 2005 | by (NYC, USA & Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this drama since it was originally shown in 1987. However, I remember it as an excellent political drama - documenting the historic meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In this meeting, against advice, Ronald Reagan offered a deal involving massive nuclear disarmament - an offer so monumental that Gorbachev viewed it as politically impossible in the context of a conservative, militaristic USSR administration. The leaders walked away without a deal.

I remember Timothy West and (now-deceased) Robert Beatty as excellent as Gorbachev and Reagan respectively.

I don't know who produced this drama originally - but with the recent death of Ronald Reagan, it is about time that this great drama was released on DVD. Who knows - really cool Special Features might be interviews with the still very active Timothy West - and perhaps original or exert interviews with the man himself - Mikhail Gorbachev ...


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