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The Russian Five (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 11 April 2018 (USA)
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In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

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Joshua Riehl
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Credited cast:
Jeff Daniels ... Himself
Jim Devellano ... Himself
Sergei Fedorov ... Himself
Viacheslav Fetisov ... Himself
Wayne Gretzky ... Himself
Vladimir Konstantinov ... Himself
Vyacheslav Kozlov ... Himself
Igor Larionov ... Himself
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In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

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For Detroit to Win, They Had to Become One

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Documentary | Sport

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Not Rated
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Russian Five See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$156,732, 24 March 2019

Gross USA:

$482,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$482,885
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Simply Amazing
11 June 2019 | by Darkwalker173See all my reviews

Having been a lifelong fan of the Wings, I lived through the disappointing 70's and 80's, and this documentary brought back a lot of memories of continued disappointment and finally the elation of the team finally coming together to end the 42 year drought.

With many interviews of the players who made the dream a reality, and showing the tragedy that befell after the cup win, it is well made and emotional.

I would recommend this to any hockey fan, and obviously it's a must see for any Detroit Red Wings fan.


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