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Gulag (1985)

Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

Yehousha Ben-Porat (story), Dan Gordon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Mickey Almon
Malcolm McDowell ... The Englishman
Warren Clarke ... Hooker
John McEnery ... Diczek
Nancy Paul Nancy Paul ... Susan Almon
Brian Pettifer ... Vlasov
George Pravda ... Bukovsky
Shane Rimmer ... Jay
Bruce Boa ... McHenry
Eugene Lipinski ... Yuri
Ray Jewers Ray Jewers ... T.V. Interviewer
Bogdan Kominowski ... Stolypin Guard
Barrie Houghton Barrie Houghton ... Wisinski
Alexei Jawdokimov Alexei Jawdokimov ... Vikstrom
Ivan Lee Ivan Lee ... Chinaman
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Storyline

Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a Gulag, a barbaric prison camp in the wilds of Siberia. Unable to prove his innocence, Mickey must either put up with the inhuman conditions or engineer an escape. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's innocent . . . he's isolated . . . condemned as a spy to the GULAG. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

The name of the American television network that sports reporter Mickey Almon (David Keith) worked for was "NBT". See more »

Quotes

Diczek: [Discussing the impossibility of escape with Mickey] For a break to succeed, you'd have to *start* it a thousand kilometers away from here. And then you'd have to cross ice in winter, or tundra and swamps in the summer. Not to mention the problem of food.
The Englishman: Well, that's no problem. Just take along a sandwich. You know what a sandwich is, don't you, old boy?
Diczek: Let's just play cards...
The Englishman: [to Diczek] No, wait a minute, wait a minute! Look, we got a new boy here, and it's time he knew the facts.
[to Mickey]
The Englishman: A ...
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical feature versions of this American tele-movie released in cinemas in non-US foreign territories have a running time which is ten minutes shorter according to the book "Movies Made for Television" (1987). See more »

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Bad movie. Not Realistic. A Hollywood version of the Gulag.
18 June 2020 | by iratushinskayaSee all my reviews

This movie was so unrealistic and bad I had to turn it off. I eventually went back to finish it and it was so laughable it wasn't even funny. It does a great disservice to the actual Gulag dissidents and prisoners. It also downplays the number of millions killed by the Soviet Union in the Gulag camps. Don't waste your time on this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goulag See more »

Filming Locations:

Finse, Norway See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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