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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mischa
... Danny (as Leaf Phoenix)
... Adam
... Jason
... Diane
... Raimy
... Sulock
... Mr. V.
Susan Blanchard ... Mrs. V.
... Sgt. Kovac
... Mrs. Kovac
Voyo Goric ... Boris (as Vojo Goric)
... Captain Foley
Patrick Mickler ... Neidermeyer
... 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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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Tempo  »

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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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Trivia

In this film, the boys have a small boat they use to get around in. On the boats hull you can see it has the mark "PT 109" painted on. In World War II, then future President of the United States Lieutenant, Junior Grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy was the pilot of Navy motor torpedo boat PT 109. (LTJG) John F. Kennedy would later be recognized as a war hero for actions performed while on board the (MTB) PT 109. See more »

Goofs

The level of vodka in the bottle varies and doesn't always correspond with how much has been drunk. See more »

Quotes

Mischa: I see. Vodka not for boys.
Danny: That's not it. It's just...
Mischa: Just?
Adam: Just gimme that bottle.
[Takes a drink and spits it out]
Mischa: [laughs] Vodka not for boys.
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Connections

Version of The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) 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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Very sweet- a film to watch out for
26 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I thought that Russkies was a brilliant film. It is one of those films which brings a lump to the back of your throat. It is very sweet and relaxing. The three teenage boys are confused, they don't know whether to trust Misha (the Russian)or go along with their parents and the American government. I really love this film especially Danny because he is so cute!!! I like the message of the film. People don't trust each other like they used to. It is a fantastic film and if you are having trouble finding it then try to research Russkies on e-bay. That is where I managed to find mine. This film cannot go unmissed. Misha and the teenagers find a way through it all and their friendship will last forever. DO NOT MISS THIS FILM!!!


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