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Release Date:
18 September 2003 (USA) See more »
For decades, The Beatles were banned from Russia. That was yesterday...
As the rock musician performs in Russia, the story of the Beatles' revolutionary impact on the Soviet Union is told. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Paul McCartney ... Band Members
Brian Ray ... Band Member - Guitars / Vocals
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Frost ... Himself
Seva Gakkel ... Himself

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself
Boris Grebenshchikov ... Himself
Sergei Ivanov ... Himself
Vladimir Kozloff ... Himself
Andrey Makarevich ... Himself (as Andrei Makarevich)

Heather Mills ... Herself
Olga Pershina ... Herself
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Sergei Roldugin ... Himself
Timothy Ryback ... Himself
Artemiy Troitskiy ... Himself (as Artemy Troitsky)
Kolya Vasin ... Himself
Sergei Volynets ... Himself

Directed by
Mark Haefeli 
Produced by
Delia Fine .... executive producer
John Florescu .... executive producer
Mark Haefeli .... producer
Zoran Jevremov .... producer
Andee Kuroda .... screens producer
Robby Montgomery .... coordinating producer
Emilio Nunez .... producer
Cinematography by
Craig Braden 
Film Editing by
Lance Cain 
Zoran Jevremov 
Makeup Department
Sondra Nottingham .... makeup department head
Production Management
Andrey Deryabin .... unit production manager
Dan Deutsch .... unit production manager
Nerissa Marbury .... production manager
Sound Department
Michael Brauer .... sound mixer
Matt Foglia .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Bennett .... lighting designer
Dusty Cardaropoli .... camera operator
Redo Jackson .... camera operator
Jim Johnston .... camera operator
Wally Lees .... lighting director
Dane Mustola .... camera operator
Mike Sienkiewicz .... camera operator
Josh Worley .... senior video controller
Editorial Department
Chloe Demrovsky .... post-production assistant
Music Department
David Kahne .... music producer
Other crew
Kevin Smith .... technical director

Production Companies

Additional Details

USA:90 min

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, Despite The Lack Of Music, 29 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This may be the only instance I've ever enjoyed the documentary part of a concert DVD more than I enjoyed the music. Oh, Paul McCartney's songs and performances are fine but I prefer hearing the entire song sung if I am going to look and listen to a concert. Here, that doesn't happen, which I know disappointed a lot of buyers, and I don't blame them. Fortunately, I rented this first, but I did find - after the first 20 minutes - the "tour" of Moscow and McCartney's thoughts very touching.

Yeah, "touching" is not a word I would think to use in describing something like this but it is appropriate. at happened the more you see of this trip. The famous ex-Beatle spent some quality time with fans, admirers, country leaders and most importantly kids. He met and helped orphans and patiently helped a mid-teen rock group, listening to them and giving advice. It was really nice. It showed McCartney in a very humanitarian light.

All of this behind-the-scenes material was the expense of the songs but, at least made this DVD worth watching once.

The only thing that was ridiculous was the plethora of comments early on about how McCartney and the Beatles brought down Communism. That is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard but several people in here actually espouse that view and are dead serious. If you can be patient and get by that segment, the rest of this documentary is far better.

So, if you're looking for a straight concert, forget it because over half of it is interviews and following the famous singer around Moscow. But if you want to learn something about Russia and see a good glimpse of it in 2003, and a nice look at McCartney being a "regular guy," this is pretty good. You can still get a concert on this DVD because a bonus feature includes a 45-minute concert (all music) he did in St. Petersburg

Although you don't get full songs in any of the Red Square concert, here's the song list: Getting Better, Band On The Run, Can't Buy Me Love, Two Of Us, I Saw Her Standing There, We Can Work It Out, I've Just Seen a Face; Live And Let Die, Let 'Em In, Fool On A Hill, The Things We Said Today, Birthday, Maybe I'm Amazed, Back In The USSR, Calico Skies, Hey Jude, She's Leaving Home, Yesterday, Let It Be, Back In The USSR (reprise).

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