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Law of the Lawless 

Brigada (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2002)
Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sergey Bezrukov ...  Sasha Belov 15 episodes, 2002
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...  Kosmos 15 episodes, 2002
Pavel Maykov ...  Pchela 15 episodes, 2002
Vladimir Vdovichenkov ...  Fil 15 episodes, 2002
Ekaterina Guseva ...  Olya 15 episodes, 2002
Andrey Panin ...  Detective 15 episodes, 2002
Valentina Telichkina ...  Sasha Belov's Mom 9 episodes, 2002
Aleksey Kravchenko ...  Vvedensky 9 episodes, 2002
Aleksandr Vysokovskiy Aleksandr Vysokovskiy ...  Maks 8 episodes, 2002
Mariya Poroshina ...  Toma / ... 7 episodes, 2002
M. Buzankin M. Buzankin 7 episodes, 2002
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Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a gang. Now their lives are at risk and there is no way back. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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We are together since the first form, and for everything we do, we take responsibility together. We are The Brigade!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 September 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Law of the Lawless See more »

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Trivia

The original soundtrack album of this title contains quotes from the final episode that reveal a major spoiler. See more »

Goofs

Even though episode no.7 is set in 1993, a big emblem referring to the 850th anniversary of Moscow is clearly visible. The 850th anniversary of Moscow, however, was celebrated in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Boy on a bicycle: Sasha Belov arrived gimme a ruble! Gimme a ruble!
Pchela: What? Come on.
Boy on a bicycle: A ruble!
Pchela: Here, for daddy, mommy and grandma. Get it.
Boy on a bicycle: You're such a sucker, Pchela!
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Spoofed in The Best Movie (2008) See more »

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one of the greatest movies in the last years!
21 January 2005 | by toltecSee all my reviews

The movie is extremely realistic of what happened in Russia in 1989 - 2000 - actually it just shows the top of the iceberg, but it shows enough to imagine what is beneath. "Brigada" is a great story about 4 friends that remains friends in spite of all that happened. May be you can named it the Russian 'Godfather' movie. It is exactly so great. Actors are great performers. Sounds are great. Surroundings and details till the time span shown - 11 years - are true and absolutely realistic. I couldn't find any weak point in all movie. There is a lot of persons in the movie with their own destiny shown but not in a helter-skelter way or heaviness - rather you can feel with all your being the atmosphere in Russia in these years of changes and the Russian's feelings and spirit.

And in the end - the movie is so well done that on many occasions you just wonder - to cry or to laugh. It is for sure one of the best movies I saw in the last years.


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