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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:

Corrida Contra o Tempo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,030,101, 8 November 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,189,047
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the beginning as the boys are riding their bikes, Joaquin Phoenix is seen wearing olive drab(green) jungle boots. When the scene cuts to the bridge where the PT-109 is stored, Phoenix jumps down and enters the water to board the boat wearing solid black boots. See more »

Quotes

[After a Russian naval book washes ashore]
Adam: All I know is, whoever lost it's probably dead now.
Jason: How do you know that?
Adam: Because man, in Russia if you screw up, they don't give you a second chance to explain yourself. They just kill you.
Jason: Sounds like my dad.
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Connections

Features Rush'n Attack (1985) 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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Joachin has a wonderful acting ability at even this young age!!!
15 August 2005 | by pearlbeachSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies you see on a Sunday afternoon on TV. This was my first time renting it from the library, I am trying to watch all of Joachin's films. His acting was great an so was his reading ability..that is what makes a great actor. The little blond that was in Something Wicked This Way Comes was exceptional as well. The 80's look comes thru in this movie, and it still stands up to today's films. If you like Joachin Phoenix, this is one to admire and watch. The music is really 80's a lot of keyboard. And the only person I didn't like was Carol King. She can't act and she can barely sing. Otherwise it was enjoyable.


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