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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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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

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

During the final take-off roll, the Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 passes in front of the same burning wreckage and fire trucks twice. See more »

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Remade as Flight Crew (2016) See more »

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Pretty well Soviet thriller movie
9 May 2006 | by kintaro_oeSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie, when I was only six or seven years old. I could mention, that I was very impressed by this movie. I could say, that this is outstanding work in Soviet cinematography. In '80 it was first thriller/disaster movie in Soviet Russia, where all sides of air crews' everyday life were shown. For us, Russians, this movie was more than simply "just another soviet movie", but movie, which tell to us "Look! Everyday is not calm and clear, everything is unstable". Also, this cinema is about love, family's life, every little thing in life of man as professional, as father, as husband, as good friend.

This story is about group of good friends - pilots of Tu154B soviet airplane. One of them has a family - wife, daughter, others are single. As the one crew, they drive the airplane across the Soviet Union and also to the Europe. The life is calm and easy, day by day goes to the retire. But one day they were asked to go to Georgia to save people in disaster - the earthquake. During the escaping, the airplane was badly damaged to perform the successful landing, so the engineer has to go out the plane and fix the problem during the flight.

So, this movie is very impressive, outstanding for '80s.


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