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In the dead of a Moscow winter, three bodies are found in Gorky Park. Police Inspector Renko (William Hurt) is unable to identify the corpses, since even their fingerprints have removed. For reasons unknown to him, Renko's investigation is somehow being stymied by his higher-ups. Ferreting out information on his own, Renko makes the acquaintance of Soviet dissident Irina (Joanna Pacula), a friend of one of the victims, and Lee Marvin as Armand Hammer-style American businessman. As in Martin Cruz Smith's novel, the identity of the killer is not as well hidden as the reasons behind the killing. "Glasnost" had not yet taken effect in 1983, thus Gorky Park was filmed in Finland rather than Russia. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joanna Pacula Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1983 Nominee
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dennis Potter Best Screenplay 1983 Winner

Cast

William Hurt
as Arkady Renko
Lee Marvin
as Jack Osborne
Brian Dennehy
as William Kirwill
Ian Bannen
as Iamskoy
Joanna Pacula
as Irina
Michael Elphick
as Pasha
Richard Griffiths
as Anton
Rikki Fulton
as Pribluda
Alexander Knox
as General
Alexei Sayle
as Golodkin
Ian McDiarmid
as Prof. Andreev
Tusse Silberg
as Natasha
Niall O'Brien
as KGB Agent Rurik
Patrick Field
as Fet
Henry Woolf
as Levin
Anatoly Davydov
as KGB Agent Nicky
Lauri Torhonen
as Director

Crew

Michael Apted
Director
Gene Kirkwood
Producer
Howard W. Koch
Producer
Dennis Potter
Screenwriter
Ralf Bode
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Simon Kaye
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dennis Virkler
Editor
Paul Sylbert
Production Designer
Bob Larson
Executive Producer
Richard Bruno
Costume Designer
Simon Kaye
Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Kolsrud
First Assistant Director
Howard Brandy
Publicist
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