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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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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 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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Genres:

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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Technical Specs

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

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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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Brilliant movie
8 April 2004 | by AlexanderLSee all my reviews

It is a brilliant movie indeed, and I would strongly advise American audience NOT to see it, since the well-known action movie standards do not apply here. Dear American friends who left some comments here: European cinema, including Soviet and Russian of course, is a special case, the major focus is NOT on the quality of special effects. It has never been like that and never will be. In this movie good drama, showing complicated lives of each character, is perfectly combined with action. And there is definetely no need to compare it with american-style productions! Embarrassing comments I saw here indeed -- well, what else one could expect here from that part of the world !


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