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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 »

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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

Diane's, Danny's, and Adam's hair goes from dry to wet inexplicably after they leave the submarine at the end. See more »

Quotes

[Looking at a comic book]
Mischa: You read these funny books. You make pretend, you play soldier. American propaganda. Kill Arab, kill gook, kill Russkie. Very nice.
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Perfect World
By Steve Krikorian & Glen Burtnick
Performed by What If
Courtesy of RCA Records, a label of BMG Music
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Good for an old movie
11 April 2003 | by Brigid382See all my reviews

I'll admit I am very skeptical when it comes to old movies. Lots of times I won't even rent them because they are so poorly made compared to newer movies, in my opinion at least. But, this movie was surprisingly good. I thought the plot was really sweet and Joaquin did a really good job. I couldn't believe how young he was. The only other movie i had seen him in was Signs (which he was great in by the way). I thought the other actors did really well even though i don't know who any of them are seeing as it was an older movie and as i mentioned earlier i basically just watch new releases. In all i would probably give this movie an 8/10


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