An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government.Written by
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Most of the Russian characters are played by British actors, so the accent convention in this movie is that British accents are native Russians. This is why William Hurt speaks his part with a British accent, while Lee Marvin and Brian Dennehy speak naturally as their American characters. See more »
During the final scene pine martens were used for sables, clearly identifiable by the yellow fur at their chests. See more »
Everyone knows the usual saying: "The book is better than the film". Well, here it's the opposite. The English writer of the scenario, Dennis Potter, gives a far better rendering of the situation than the rather primitive anticommunist attitude of the American author. Potter finds parallels in the conflict between the Russian police and the KGB, with the antagonism between the N.Y.P.D. and the CIA. In doing so, he induces the audience to think about their own situation. This is all I had to say, but unfortunately the "guidelines" oblige me to go on. I hope that by now I have reached the minimum number of lines. I'm sorry. Thank you for your understanding.
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