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Ekipazh (1980)

Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.

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Aleksandr Mitta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgi Zhzhyonov ... Andrei Vasilyevich Timchenko, komandir avialaynera
Anatoliy Vasilev ... Valentin Georgiyevich Nenarokov, vtoroy pilot
Leonid Filatov ... Igor Skvortsov, bortinzhener
Aleksandra Yakovleva-Aasmyae ... Tamara, stuardessa (as Aleksandra Yakovleva)
Irina Akulova ... Alevtina, zhena Nenarokova'
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... Anyuta, zhenaTimchenko
Komaki Kurihara ... Kumiku Marimitsu
Yuriy Gorobets ... Mikhail
Aleksandr Pavlov ... Styrman
Galina Gladkova Galina Gladkova ... Natasha, doch Timchenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Agafonov
Vadim Aleksandrov ... Passazhir, chitayushchiy molitvu
Larisa Barabanova ... Boltlivaya passazhirka
Leonid Chubarov ... Passazhir v plede
Guranda Gabunia Guranda Gabunia ... Passazhirka-gruzinka (as G. Gabuniya)
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Storyline

This movie is about a crew of a passenger plane and consists of two parts. The first part tells about personal lives of the characters, their successes and failures, relationships inside their families and between each others. The second part has them land the plane in the airport of a city called Bidri, which was damaged by an earthquake. They try to fly people to safety, but just as they land, another earthquake hits, and now the chances of a successful takeoff are slim... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 May 1980 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Crew See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Soviet movie to have a bedroom scene with nude actors. See more »

Goofs

The Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft appearing throughout the second part of the movie is registered "CCCP-85131", which is also its radio call sign. Immediately after its final lift-off, its registration changes to "CCCP-85179" (as a different scale model was used). See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Worth seeing
8 January 2000 | by gauphreySee all my reviews

Well, a lot of people in Europe and USA think that 99% percent of Russian films is dull boring stuff. Actually, it's right for many of them. However, 'The Crew' seems to be an exception. It tells us the story of three aircraft pilots; everyone of them with his own problems: a pregnant daughter (Timchenko), a lost child (Nenarokov), problems with woman (Skvortsov). But all of this is forgotten, when they need to make an awful race : from the burning city in the Middle East to Moscow. The burning airplane in the end of the film, and other technical tricks are really amazing. The common spirit of the film is not like that of western films-catastrophies, but it's more epic. Worth seeing, if you are interested in quiet films.


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