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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 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]

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Russia

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Russian

Release Date:

23 September 2002 (Russia) See more »

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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

Towards the end of episode 13 we get too see a close-up of Phil's left hand. Even though he has been hospitalized in a full coma for several years, he has a suspicious amount of dirt under his fingernails. In reality a coma patient would hardly have the chance to get his fingernails dirty. 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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Worth watching - I tell you the truth.
17 May 2004 | by TinySparrowSee all my reviews

I have never watched Russian TV series before as I expected them to be stupid and boring. But 'Brigada' was so extremely popular among my friends and so much talked about in the newspapers and magazines, so I decided not to miss it. And I wasn't disappointed at all. Many people said that 'Brigada' makes youngsters like criminals and gangsters and fight against the militia. They said that in this series militia men look much more criminal than the criminals themselves! But unfortunately it is the regrettable truth of Russian life nowadays. That's why audience didn't judge the guys – Sasha, Phyl, Kosmos and Pchela – too harshly. They were the victims of the circumstances. About the movie itself. I liked the soundtrack very much. ('Brigada' ringtone was extremely popular among the people of all ages.) The actors' performance was great, sometimes brilliant. I especially liked Sergey Bezrukov and Vladimir Vdovichenkov. Dmitry Dyuzhev was excellent, but on my opinion he's doing his best job acting in 'Twelfth Night' – the play by Shakespeare staged in Pushkin's theatre. His performance is so funny and wonderful that everybody can't help laughing. Katya Guseva is the most beautiful woman on the screen. Andrey Panin is a splendid villain! His character is so disgusting that I wanted to throw something heavy at his head every time I saw him. To sum up, the movie is well-written, well-directed and well-played. I'm very surprised (and pleased) that not only in Russia people watch and like it. Hope some new great movies and TV-series will come soon. For instance, 'Zvezdochet' (Astrologer) starring the same Vdovichenkov and handsome Strahov. Looking forward to watching it! 9 out of 10 – and my applause - to 'Brigada'.


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