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Muzhskoy sezon. Barkhatnaya revolyutsiya
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  (in credits order)

Aleksey Kravchenko ... Vershinin

Aleksandr Karpov ... Berdyaev

Michael Gor ... Clerk (as Mikhail Gorevoy)

Vasiliy Livanov ... Shuvalov

Arnis Licitis ... Killer
Roman Radov ... Lipkin

Oleg Taktarov ... Skala

Viktoriya Tolstoganova ... Vershinin's Wife
Anna Churina ... Girl with a Cell Phone

Alexey Petrukhin ... Suvorovtsev (as Aleksey Petrukhin)
Igor Kashintsev ... Sedoy

Aleksandr Yakovlev ... Sors

Igor Jijikine ... Pike (as Igor Zhizhikin)
Oskar Kuchera ... Barman

Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Podsledstvenniy (as Yuriy Kolokolnikov)
Viktor Gusev ... Kommentator
Aleksandr Novin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anna Chipovskaya ... Vershinin's Daughter

Pyotr Fyodorov ... Officer of the criminal investigation department

Michael Madsen ... The American
Elena Polyakova ... Hudozhniza
Oleg Stepchenko ... Barman
Yulia Zinovieva ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Oleg Stepchenko 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aleksandr Karpov  screenplay
Oleg Stepchenko 

Produced by
Alexey Petrukhin .... producer (as Aleksey Petrukhin)
Oleg Stepchenko .... producer
Original Music by
Anton Garcia 
Cinematography by
Masha Solovyova  (as Mariya Soloveva)
Sound Department
Alexei Antropov .... sound effects editor
Anatoliy Belozerov .... re-recording mixer
Anatoliy Belozerov .... sound designer
Yury Denisov .... boom operator
Vladimir Frolov .... production sound mixer
Vladimir Schuster .... sound recordist
David Shufutinsky .... foreign mix supervision (as Devid Shufutinskiy)
Special Effects by
Ilya Churinov .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Alexander Petrov .... cg supervisor
Dmitriy Tarasenko .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Esther Lin .... still photographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Muzhskoy sezon. Barkhatnaya revolyutsiya" - Russia (original title)
"Velvet Revolution" - International (English title)
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Japan:117 min | Russia:116 min (theatrical version)
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In Praque, they get new Passports so they can go back to Russia. In one Shot, you see the Personal Data Page of one of the Passports. By Name is written: Karel Gott. Karel Gott (=God in English) is a Czech folklore Singer, also called "golden voice of Prague".See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
what a mess, 13 December 2008
Author: mynameisdanch from Philippines

First and foremost, this is a movie with no sense at all. It's just a two-hour video about nothing. Just video clips about big time criminals that no one knows where does each scenario follow.

Second, the team-up between the two leads is boring. There's no action between the two guys. The antagonists are lame too. The leads are lame. The cop's wife and daughter are lame. The other cops are lame. Everyone's lame! Even the doctor is lame! Third, if the characters are lame, then the script should be lame too! Actually, it's the script that I like the most, even if it's not so good. The bastard cop is just corny and and I can't help but laugh. Other than that, nothing.

Lastly, the ending. I really don't understand this crap. We have seen drug trafficking, lame mafia bosses, the cop's suicidal family drama, a porn magazine and a scene involving an ugly crack head throwing his sissy hos in a pool... and then we see an Asian guy meditating and some ancient philosophical quote appeared in the ending that has something to do with life but has little to do with everything. What's with that? What is this film really about? Nothing! I don't know if the director was a film school kick-out, but I'm so sure this is so amateur film-making. Even a 13-year old film geek can make a better action film than this one.

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