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The fancy footwork and star appeal of Gregory Hines as Raymond, an exiled American, and the powerful grace of Mikhail Baryshnikov as Nikolai, a defector, combine with a great production design to carry this otherwise thinly-stretched tale of intrigue. With a stellar supporting cast (Isabella Rossellini as Raymond's wife, Helen Mirren as Nikolai's lover, and Jerzy Skolimowski, the Polish director, as a wily KGB agent), the film has a few excellent moments. Nikolai has defected from the former USSR some time in the past. While on a trip, his plane spectacularly crashes on a runway in Siberia. Trapped in the country he had escaped, he is brought to stay with Raymond, an American who defected during the Vietnam war. Nikolai desperately wants to get out of the country, but the Russians have other plans. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lionel Richie Best Original Song 1985 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lionel Richie Best Song 1985 Winner

Cast

Mikhail Baryshnikov
as Nikolai "Kolya" Rodchenko
Gregory Hines
as Raymond Greenwood
Jerzy Skolimowski
as Col. Chaiko
Helen Mirren
as Galina Ivanova
Geraldine Page
as Anne Wyatt
Isabella Rossellini
as Darya Greenwood
John Glover
as Wynn Scott
Stefan Gryff
as Capt. Kirigin
William Hootkins
as Chuck Malarek
Shane Rimmer
as Ambassador Smith
Florence Faure
as Ballerina - Death
Nancy Klopper
Susannah Morley
as Journalist in Opera House
Sergei Rousakov
as KGB Agent
Mark Sinden
as Charles
Elisa Tornqvist
as Journalist at Consulate House
Ian Liston
as Co-pilot
Benny Young
as Flight Engineer
Hilary Drake
as Stewardess
Megumi Shimanuki
as Stewardess
Daniel Benzali
as Dr. Asher
Maria Werlander
as Child Ballerina
Galina Pomerantzeva
as Dvornik
Maryam D'Abo
as French Girlfriend
Josephine Buchan
as Caroline
Helene Denbey
as Bess
Jiri Stanislav
as Chaiko's Driver
Edward Ochagavia
as KGB Agent
Marc Michalsky
as KGB Agent
Andreas Markos
as Escamilla
Marc Michalsky
as KGB Agent
Ian Liston
as Co-pilot
Daniel Benzali
as Dr. Asher
Helene Denbey
as Bess
Mark Sinden
as Charles
Sergei Rousakov
as KGB Agent
Edward Ochagavia
as KGB Agent
Maryam D'Abo
as French Girlfriend
Jiri Stanislav
as Chaiko's Driver
Maria Werlander
as Child Ballerina
Elisa Tornqvist
as Journalist at Consulate House
Susannah Morley
as Journalist in Opera House
Galina Pomerantzeva
as Dvornik
Josephine Buchan
as Caroline
Hilary Drake
as Stewardess
Benny Young
as Flight Engineer
Megumi Shimanuki
as Stewardess

Crew

Taylor Hackford
Director
Taylor Hackford
Producer
William S. Gilmore
Producer
Nancy Dowd
Screenwriter
David Watkin
Cinematographer
Michel Colombier
Composer (Music Score)
Lionel Richie
Songwriter
Frederic Steinkamp
Editor
William Steinkamp
Editor
Malcolm Middleton
Production Designer
Austen Spriggs
Art Director
Richard Dawking
Art Director
Bill Borden
Associate Producer
Evangeline Harrison
Costume Designer
Clive Winter
Sound/Sound Designer
Ian Wingrove
Special Effects
Garth Inns
Special Effects
Twyla Tharp
Choreography
Roland Petit
Choreography
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Choreography
Madeline Masters
Makeup
Neville Smallwood
Makeup
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