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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 »

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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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Gulag - Desejo de Liberdade  »

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One of three cold war and/or espionage movies that actor Shane Rimmer appeared in that were all first broadcast or released in 1985. The movies are Gulag (1985), White Nights (1985), and The Holcroft Covenant (1985). Moreover, Rimmer has also appeared in such spy movies as S*P*Y*S (1974), Scorpio (1973), Hanover Street (1979), Company Business (1991) and A Man Called Intrepid (1979). Rimmer has worked also worked on the James Bond films You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). See more »

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Bukovsky: So, are you ready to sign the papers today?
Mickey Almon: If you blow me.
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Paratroopers guarding prisoners?
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Did you notice that the guards, or some of them, were paratroopers? They had the sky blue shoulder boards and berets. That's not right. People in the Gulag, or whatever it's called now, would be guarded by the Ministry of the Interior troops. They are called Vnutrennie Voiska, or Interior Army. Their shoulder boards are a dark red. They also don't wear berets. Paratroopers, in that time, would probably all have been in Afghanistan. For me, otherwise, this was enjoyable, in that I was a teenager during the 1980s Cold War, and as with any teenager, I wanted to kick butt. Plus, I've always liked Malcolm McDowell, and I liked him in this.


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