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Guardians (2017)

Zashchitniki (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 23 February 2017 (Russia)
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During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.


Sarik Andreasyan


Andrey Gavrilov (screenplay), Sarik Andreasyan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pampushnyy ... Arsus
Sanjar Madi ... Khan (as Sanzhar Madi)
Sebastien Sisak ... Ler (as Sebastyan Sisak Grigoryan)
Alina Lanina ... Kseniya
Valeriya Shkirando ... Mayor Elena Larina
Vyacheslav Razbegaev ... General-mayor Nikolay Dolgov
Stanislav Shirin Stanislav Shirin ... Avgust Kuratov
Aleksandr Komissarov Aleksandr Komissarov ... Viktor Dobronravov
Nikolay Shestak ... Fyodor
Elizaveta Polyakova Elizaveta Polyakova
Viktor Mishchenchuk Viktor Mishchenchuk
Polina Polyakova Polina Polyakova
Yuriy Pilyugin Yuriy Pilyugin
Svetlana Tulskaya Svetlana Tulskaya
Andrey Bobrov Andrey Bobrov


During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

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Squad of Soviet Superheroes See more »


Action | Sci-Fi


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 February 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


RUR380,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos


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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: at the tower fighting scene, multiple soldiers fall from one of the large suspension cables. See more »


Both times when Arsus morphs into a full bear, ripping his pants, he reappears in human form having a full set of pants and boots. See more »

Crazy Credits

In mid-credits scene, Yelena is transported in a back of a truck by two soldiers. When they open the door, she attacks them, killing one and subduing the other, who, when asked who sent them, says: "Ferrum". See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was originally released in Germany, the dubbing was highly criticized for adding lowbrow humor. To rectify this, distributor Capelight ordered a new dubbing (which reflected the original tone of the movie) and the film was re-released (with both dubbings) on Blu-ray/DVD. See more »


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Sumasshedshiy russkiy
("Crazy Russian")
Written by Aleksandr Stepanov
Performed by Elena Temnikova (as Temnikova) & Aleksandr Stepanov (as ST)
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Worst hero movie ever, and I've seen Suicide Squad
13 April 2017 | by nguyenthanhfamilycylSee all my reviews

To quote The Big Bang theory: "When was the last time you were at Best Buy and you heard someone say, "Ooh, check out this Blu-Ray player, it must be good, it was built in Russia."?" The line is terrible but compare to the plot it will be a dreamland Just like communism all over again

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