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The 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.

Director:

Sarik Andreasyan

Writers:

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 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
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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.

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Otryad sovetskikh supergeroev (Squad of Soviet Superheroes) See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 February 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardians See more »

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Budget:

RUR 380,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,702,268 (Russia), 26 February 2017, Wide Release
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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Made on a budget of 330 million rubles, which is equivalent to 5 million US dollars. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in I Hate Everything: Superhero Movies (2017) (2018) See more »

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Guardians
Written by Oleg Tsoy & Kseniya Vinogradova
Performed by Yuliya Tereshchenko
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One of the all time great Bad Science Fiction films
25 April 2017 | by subsonixsteveSee all my reviews

from the heavy handed introduction / title sequence involving unpleasant manipulation of Humans, I knew I was in for a treat. My viewing pleasure was massively enhanced by the appallingly translated subtitles, (talking about a daughter, saying "he did this and died" or something along those lines) The frequent, perplexing "gazing at another's grief" scenes with characters that looked as though they had all traces of expression CGI'd from their faces. News bulletins that looked as if the broadcasters didn't really know how serious all this might be. Arsus (the bear) seemed to be suffering some kind of existential crisis going on most of the time, even when he was a bear, and the grinning oaf that seemed to be the bad guy was fantastic, posturing with his hands in the air whilst manipulating his machines. So in all seriousness, one of the best / worst films I have ever experienced in my life of watching Really Bad science fiction films. and believe me this was Really Bad. Great Fun.


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