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A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Martin Cruz Smith (novel), Dennis Potter (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Arkady Renko
Lee Marvin ... Jack Osborne
Brian Dennehy ... William Kirwill
Ian Bannen ... Iamskoy
Joanna Pacula ... Irina Asanova
Michael Elphick ... Pasha
Richard Griffiths ... Anton
Rikki Fulton Rikki Fulton ... Maj. Pribluda
Alexander Knox ... General
Alexei Sayle ... Golodkin
Ian McDiarmid ... Prof. Andreev
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... KGB Agent Rurik
Henry Woolf ... Levin
Tusse Silberg Tusse Silberg ... Natasha
Patrick Field Patrick Field ... Fet
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Storyline

An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Taglines:

Doing Business In Moscow Can Be Murder. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulevardi, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,290,754, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,900,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gorky Park in this movie was not the real Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia but actually was portrayed by the Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. See more »

Goofs

When Arkady's car stalls on the bridge on the way back to Moscow, the wipers are still running. As Arkady repeatedly tries to re-start the car, we see the wipers still running at full speed. In real life, each time he tried to restart the car, the wipers would slow from the drain of battery power away from the wipers to the starter motor. See more »

Quotes

Pasha: [Renko and Pasha are discussing likely KGB involvement in the Gorky Park murders] Is it that shit-head Pribluda?
Arkady Renko: That's like asking if the girl is a virgin when you see her in bed with a man on top of her.
Pasha: What man?
[Renko gives him a "you're missing the point" look]
Pasha: Oh.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Gorky Park' (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Song Without Words
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Not bad, not bad at all
15 June 2002 | by JGSRSee all my reviews

I didn't have high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to write anything about this type of film without spoiling, but what I can say without telling too much about the plot is, that the film is a non-cliché film, which still is full of clichés (love scene being the biggest). Filming locations are good, though "Moscow" (Helsinki) is a bit too similar to Stockholm.

The movie may be a bit too long for the American taste, but for more European film taste the length was just perfect. The end was so complicated, that even Agatha Christie would have been proud. The final solution between the main characters was completely different from what I expected, and definitely was that cherry for the cake.

****/5


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