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Odinochnoye plavanie (1985)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 1985 (Soviet Union)
Much of the movie's dialogue is in English with Russian dubbed over it.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikhail Nozhkin Mikhail Nozhkin ... Major Shatokhin
Aleksandr Fatyushin ... Sasha Kruglov
Sergey Nasibov Sergey Nasibov ... Sergei Danilov
Nartay Begalin Nartay Begalin ... Parshin
Vitaliy Zikora Vitaliy Zikora ... Jack Harrison
Arnis Licitis ... Major Jack Hessalt
Oleg Golubitsky ... Admiral Repin
Valeri Vinogradov Valeri Vinogradov ... Rear Admiral Yuriev (as V. Vinogradov)
Sergei Volkosh Sergei Volkosh ... (as S. Volkash)
Nikolay Lavrov Nikolay Lavrov ... Sgt. Eddie Griffith
Yuriy Kolganov Yuriy Kolganov ... (as Yu. Kolganov)
Boris Ogorodnikov Boris Ogorodnikov ... (as B. Ogorodnikov)
Kirill Vats Kirill Vats ... (as K. Vats)
Nikolai Kurnakov Nikolai Kurnakov ... (as N. Kurnakov)
Veronika Izotova ... Caroline Harrison
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This 1985 action-adventure film pits a detachment of Soviet naval infantry (equivalent of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Soviet Union) against the CIA, U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy. A CIA operation to prevent a summit that threatens to undermine profits of defense contractors goes awry, and Major Shatokhin of the Soviet naval infantry has to lead his men on a mission to prevent World War III. Written by Anonymous

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Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

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1985 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo Voyage See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Top Box Office Leader in USSR in 1986 (2-nd place, 40,7 million spectators). See more »

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At the end of the movie B-52, strategic bomber, destroys rebels base, though the rocket with nuclear warhead is still there. In reality this will cause serious consequences. See more »

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Jack Harrison: [to the American commandos] You fucking bastards!
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It's a Spoof of Rambo not a copy!
8 September 2009 | by cmdrdan2001See all my reviews

I remember all the press calling this the Russian Rambo back in the '80's and now that I've seen it, it's obvious they never saw it. Even if they had spoken a word of Russian, which they probably didn't.

For starters, Solo Voyage doesn't even remotely take itself seriously. It was intentionally "bad" like Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, and it works: it's freaking hilarious. Without a doubt, it's not a copy of American superwarrior movies, its a parody.

The first 10 minutes are so "bad" that, if it were a serious movie, the whole audience would just go home immediately. Every bit of English dialogue is immediately translated by the narrator, and all the dialogue is in English for those first 10 minutes. The CIA agents and their capitalist bosses discuss their evil plan over a game of golf. Major Jack's flashbacks are a short montage of images that are at first violent-looking but at the end are as ordinary as pictures of people eating food. It's always exactly the same flashback too.

The film skillfully adapts American stereotypes to the super-villain role. CIA agents, rich golfers, insane Vietnam vets and... a young couple on a yacht. Not just on a yacht, in fact - they're seeking treasure too, for extra greed. The missile control center on the island base is just plain nuts: a fixed neon picture of the island, and a line of fixed LED lights up to a neon picture of a ship, and a line of off-course lights ending in a ... sailing yacht! It resembles nothing more than a diagram on a Lite-Brite from the '70's. Whoever designed it must have known months in advance that the missile would be fired at a ship and go astray and hit a sailboat.

The American accents being done right is another mockery. But the dialogue was done wrong in other ways as a lampoon. Often the Americans would talk in short bursts of a few words, pausing constantly to let the narrator catch up with them. On occasion they would talk slower than any American has probably ever talked. Check out the missile control officers, for example, when they prepare to launch. When the yachter meets the Russians, he says "yeah, I'm a capitalist." What American ever says that? It's a direct spoof of the Russian always saying "I am Soviet Communist." After the yachter's wife is killed and he finally realizes the Russians didn't do it, he joins up with the Marines with one motive: revenge. He's there in all the fighting, but once it ends, the film forgets all about him.

Enough about the Americans... a superwarrior movie is about the fighting, right? Well the Russians do some fighting all right, every bit of it funny and impossible. When they first land on the island, the Americans surround them and have them dead to rights. Just like Hollywood, they first drop their good weapons (assault rifles) and then suddenly fight their way out of it with knives. When they find their way into the hidden missile base, they run into a prone machine gunner in a hallway. One of the Marines trips the American yachtsman and they fire from a half-prone position, which in reality would be right in the path of the bullets. Tha naval battle involves the fantasy of anti-ballistic missiles actually working reliably.

The main hero is a spoof of Rambo too. He remarks about muzhestvennaya rabota after the battle, but he's no tough guy. He's a skinny 50-year-old with gray hair and he's nice to his men and to the American civilians too. He looks like a guy you'd see managing a small grocery store or owning an antique shop.

The articles I read about Solo Voyage mentioned the hero's death as a sign the Soviets had yet to learn about sequels. The media just didn't get it: a spoof doesn't need a sequel. In fact, killing the hero is just another lampoon of Hollywood's inability to kill the hero. They thought the USSR was copying them when in fact it was mocking them.


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