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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
Vojislav Govedarica Vojislav Govedarica ... 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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Trivia

Director Rick Rosenthal previously directed Leo Rossi and Nancy Stephens in HALLOWEEN II (1981). Nancy is his wife in real life since 1981. See more »

Goofs

In the rescue scene in Act III, the huddled family on the boat (specifically Candi) changes position between shots. 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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User Reviews

 
A nice little gem
30 July 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

With the Cold War raging on, this film really was a change of pace, bringing out a more poignant look between two warring nations. While the reality of the story felt contrived, it proved to be one of those films which brought a warm feeling in the bottom of the soul. Despite the cheesy 80s music and styles, this is still a movie one has to see with a group of friends.


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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

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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