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Russkies (1987)

PG | | Drama | 6 November 1987 (USA)
A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War.

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Writers:

Sheldon Lettich (story), Alan Jay Glueckman (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whip Hubley ... Mischa
Joaquin Phoenix ... Danny (as Leaf Phoenix)
Peter Billingsley ... Adam
Stefan DeSalle ... Jason
Susan Walters ... Diane
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Raimy
Vic Polizos ... Sulock
Charles Frank ... Mr. V.
Susan Blanchard ... Mrs. V.
Benjamin Hendrickson ... Sgt. Kovac
Carole King ... Mrs. Kovac
Voyo Goric Voyo Goric ... Boris (as Vojo Goric)
Al White ... Captain Foley
Patrick Mickler Patrick Mickler ... Neidermeyer
Summer Phoenix ... Candi
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Storyline

It is during the Cold War and all Americans have a view of Russians as one thing: bad people. A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Russkies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,030,101, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$2,189,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,189,047
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix and Summer Phoenix are real-life brother and sister. See more »

Goofs

Although divorced, Danny's father is wearing his wedding ring when he hugs Mischa. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Say if, I mean, what if a Russian washed up on the beach here. What would you do?
Sergeant Kovac: Kill him.
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Connections

References Red Dawn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect World
By Steve Krikorian & Glen Burtnick
Performed by What If
Courtesy of RCA Records, a label of BMG Music
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Surprisingly sweet
25 May 1999 | by MikeK-7See all my reviews

Going into this movie you may be skeptical, but fear not. This movie is very entertaining, the characters are all pretty well played, and the whole message is worth seeing the movie. Leaf Phoenix and his brother River, where among the best juvenile actors of the 80's. Unfortunately, the movie is no longer available for purchase and is pretty hard to find.


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