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

R
87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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 ...See moreDuring 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 See less
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Writers
Lindsay Smith (screenplay) (story) | Ilmar Taska (story)
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Jeremy Zimmermann (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Designer
Vladimir Filippov (as Vladimir Philippov)
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$501,036
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Release date
Feb 7, 1992 (United States)

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Frank Whaley
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Roman Polanski
Kurilov Kurilov   See fewer
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Andrew Divoff
Dimitro Dimitro   See fewer
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Dey Young
Claudia Claudia   See fewer
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Ravil Isyanov
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Harry Ditson
Whittier Whittier   See fewer
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Brian Blessed
Chazov Chazov   See fewer
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Aleksei Yevdokimov
Mikhail (as Alexei Yevdokimov) Mikhail (as Alexei Yevdokimov)   See fewer
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Boris Romanov
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Yuriy Sarantsev
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Oleg Anofriev
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Nikolay Averyushkin
Aide (as Nikolai Averiushkin) Aide (as Nikolai Averiushkin)   See fewer
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Rita Gladunko
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Igor Klass
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Evgeniy Degtyarenko
Thug (as Evgeny Degtyarenko) Thug (as Evgeny Degtyarenko)   See fewer
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Helen Clayden
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4.9 / 10 | 366 votes