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Back in the U.S.S.R(1992)

During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writers:

Lindsay Smith (screenplay), Lindsay Smith (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Whaley ... Archer
Natalya Negoda ... Lena
Roman Polanski ... Kurilov
Andrew Divoff ... Dimitro
Dey Young ... Claudia
Ravil Isyanov ... Georgi
Harry Ditson ... Whittier
Brian Blessed ... Chazov
Constantine Gregory ... Stanley
Aleksei Yevdokimov Aleksei Yevdokimov ... Mikhail (as Alexei Yevdokimov)
Boris Romanov ... Father Peter
Vsevolod Safonov ... Ivan
Yuriy Sarantsev ... Concierge
Oleg Anofriev ... Taxi Driver
Nikolay Averyushkin ... Aide (as Nikolai Averiushkin)
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Storyline

During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a black Madonna, a precious icon, which was stolen from Russian Orthodox clergy by the quickly rising, rich and corrupt Russian mafia, and then by a black market-girl he followed just as a flirt who didn't know herself what she nicked. The well-connected mobsters find him and threaten his life in no time, and the US embassy isn't very helpful, worse, it's also infiltrated... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The first U.S. film ever shot entirely in Moscow, Russia. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a brief silent shot of a crowd of Russian people, smiling and waving at the camera. See more »

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Never visit a communist country
29 January 2004 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Nothing special but a fairly entertaining movie. Several Ruskie groups want a valuable artifact they believe a innocent tourist has, and will stop at nothing to get it, thus making life miserable for the flabbergasted visitor. Whaley was good as the continually upset tourist; seems like he is always playing the sniveling wimp who blows his top only to immediately begin apologizing.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Back in the U.S.S.R. See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$501,036
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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