An American professor (Brand) teams up with a Russian biker (Nevsky) to search for historical treasures buried in and around Moscow.


Brent Huff





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Nevsky ... Wolf
Steven Brand ... Michael Nazzaro
David Carradine ... Pierre
Sherilyn Fenn ... Lena
Robert Madrid ... Dr. Pablo Ramirez
Andrew Divoff ... Cronin
William Shockley ... Beekeeper
Olga Rodionova Olga Rodionova ... Masha Bolkov
Albert Filozov ... Curator
Maksim Konovalov Maksim Konovalov ... Bolt (as Maxim Konovalov)
Maksim Pokrovskiy Maksim Pokrovskiy ... Gorinych (as Max Pokrovsky)
Egor Pazenko ... Igor
Stanislav Kucher Stanislav Kucher ... Officer Petrov
Ekaterina Ryndenkova Ekaterina Ryndenkova ... Lida
Francesca Carlin Francesca Carlin ... Officer Tzyu (as Franceska Carlin)


Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient Russian treasure. Written by Robert Madrid

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Speed is part of the game...

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some drug content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Marina Anderson, ex-wife of David Carradine, did the American voice for the Russian female lead in the film (role of Masha). She didn't know David was in the film until she showed up in ADR. See more »


When Pierre is being chased by the police car, he looks in the rear view mirror. The police officer is on the wrong side of the car. See more »


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treasure raiders. yeah, right.
13 December 2008 | by mynameisdanchSee all my reviews

Hasn't everyone get tired of lame Hollywood films like this? Apparently, Hollywood produced an addition to their verrrrry long list of action films about Americans in Russia.

I guess the producers were brainstorming about what's next in action films and they were thinking, "Yeah. This is the 21st century. Russia is becoming cool, so let's not make a story about a dude who kill impoverished evil Russians. Just make them look cool." And then someone suggested, "Hey! I heard that people's into The Da Vinci Code and stuff, so let's say there are two cool guys, one is a professor and one is a racer, and then they are looking at a treasure that has a code in it." So they went to Russia to find good places to shoot the film, hired a special effects "expert", and to cut costs, they searched for so-so actors with low talent fees.

The result? A cheap, terrible and cliché-ridden "Treasure Raiders." See? This gotta be worse than any of Steven Segal's idiotic films. In fact, this gotta be one of the worst films about Mother Russia. Damn! I can't believe I've finished it!

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Release Date:

2 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia


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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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