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Russians in the City of Angels 

Russkie v Gorode Angelov (original title)
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Semi-retired Moscow detective, Somov, is hired as a consultant on various LAPD investigations involving the Russian-Los Angeles community.


Rodion Nahapetov




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Series cast summary:
Rodion Nahapetov ...  Andrey Somov 12 episodes, 2003
Dmitriy Sidorov Dmitriy Sidorov ...  Penkov 12 episodes, 2003
Lane Davies ...  Sommers 10 episodes, 2003
Pat Battistini ...  McMillan 10 episodes, 2003
Sean Young ...  Rachael Somov 8 episodes, 2003
Mikhail Tarabukin ...  Miha 5 episodes, 2003
Vasiliy Mishchenko ...  Semyakin 5 episodes, 2003


To be with his American wife Rachael, Major Andrey Somov of the Moscow Police Department moves from Russia to Los Angeles, California, USA. After failing to find work with the Los Angeles Police Department, he is forced to work at a series of menial jobs: first walking dogs, then as a taxi driver, and finally as a waiter at the restaurant "Russian Roulette." But, in his heart he is still a cop, and yearns for a chance to work in law enforcement. After befriending LAPD Detective Sommers, he begins to provide assistance to his American colleagues in solving crimes in the Russian-Los Angeles community. Soon, he is hired as a full-time consultant and given the title "Adviser on Russian Affairs" for the Los Angeles Police Department. Written by Anonymous

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Trilogy of Murder
31 August 2010 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

Trilogy of Murder is the title on the cheap DVD I picked up, which comprises three episodes from the series. They are episodes # 9, 11 and I think # 12 but difficult as the episode titles are in Russian on this website but in English on the DVD!

As the episodes ran about 50 minutes and this is about a 90 minute DVD, you will know that they have been heavily truncated, lots of flash forwards to the next scene and some voice-over narration to fill in the missing gaps. I can guess this might have been an interesting series to watch with the novel idea that the Russian ex-cop, Andrei Somov, helps the Los Angeles police in cases where the victims/criminals are fellow Russians. But the low budget pulls it back into the realm of docu-drama stuff like the 'FBI Files' and similar ilk.

The stories are decent enough but not really anything that hasn't been seen before in cop/detective shows and there's not a lot of original ideas apart from the Russian angle already mentioned.

I suspect that audiences with short attention spans would not have been too pleased with all the subtitles for the Russian spoken by the characters. And that probably accounts for why the show only ran twelve episodes.

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Release Date:

7 January 2003 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Force of One See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

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1.33 : 1
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