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The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Director:

Gabe Polsky

Writer:

Gabe Polsky
4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Scotty Bowman ... Himself
Herb Brooks ... Himself - US Olympic Coach (voice) (archive footage)
Don Cherry ... Himself - Hockey Commentator (voice) (archive footage)
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... (voice)
Alan Eagleson Alan Eagleson ... Himself - Hockey Agent (voice)
Lada Fetisov Lada Fetisov ... Herself - Wife Of Vladislav Fetisov
Viacheslav Fetisov ... Himself
Anatoli Karpov ... Himself
Alexei Kasatonov ... Himself
Vladimir Krutov ... Himself - Red Army Right Wing
Ken Kurtis Ken Kurtis ... (voice)
Lawrence Martin Lawrence Martin ... Himself - Journalist
Felix Nechepore ... Himself
Vladimir Pozner ... Himself
Igor Rabiner Igor Rabiner ... Himself - Journalist
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Storyline

Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic material and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

29 January 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

L'armée rouge See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,100, 25 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$694,600, 5 April 2015
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

(voice): When you die, this is gonna be your legacy.
Viacheslav Fetisov: [Taking phone out] I know and I appreciate it. You're a good guy. I'm lucky to have you.
(voice): I think we're both lucky to have each other.
Viacheslav Fetisov: [Not paying attention, calling on phone] That's even better. California boy and good guy.
(voice): Chicago.
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Classic Sports
Composer: Wendall J. Yuponce (as Wendell Yuponce)
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Holiday on Ice
24 April 2015 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

There has never been such beauty in sport than ice hockey performed by the Soviet Union at its best. How was it possible? It's pretty obvious that it all was due to propaganda reasons. The Communist human was superior, according to Soviet leaders. Or at least they wanted to think so; but the almost only way to prove it was through the athletes.

The legendary Fetisov tells most of the story here. How the players were kept almost as slaves under the regime of KGB man Tichonov. And when finally the Soviet system broke down, Fetisov and his comrades were allowed to play in NHL. But had to give most of their money to the embassy.

A sometimes breathtaking documentary and the system succeeded in creating some of the best athletes ever. And yes, they impressed the West. But the price was high.


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