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

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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 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 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)

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

One of the flight crew members successfully climbs in and out of the S-duct of the flying trijet to reattach the tail to the fuselage. See more »

Connections

Remade as Ekipazh (2016) See more »

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The best Soviet film of this kind
28 March 2008 | by memmoriSee all my reviews

I pretty like this movie not because of my special favor to aircraft disasters (although I like films like Turbulence or Airport) but because of outstanding bunch of actors starring here and because of our common knowledge that there were NO $ billions spent for effects. This film shows HOW you may do your job if you are a true PROFESSIONAL of cinema (and not just a guy who was chosen to spend much money for visual effects made by computer). If you may show great results without money, you are great. And this film is great. To Arik from Washington: I'm pretty sure you were a Soviet citizen :) People who came from USSR are often very hostile to anything produced there despite its real quality.


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