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Gorky Park (1983)

A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Martin Cruz Smith (novel), Dennis Potter (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Arkady Renko
Lee Marvin ... Jack Osborne
Brian Dennehy ... William Kirwill
Ian Bannen ... Iamskoy
Joanna Pacula ... Irina Asanova
Michael Elphick ... Pasha
Richard Griffiths ... Anton
Rikki Fulton Rikki Fulton ... Maj. Pribluda
Alexander Knox ... General
Alexei Sayle ... Golodkin
Ian McDiarmid ... Prof. Andreev
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... KGB Agent Rurik
Henry Woolf ... Levin
Tusse Silberg Tusse Silberg ... Natasha
Patrick Field Patrick Field ... Fet
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Storyline

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 Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Taglines:

Doing Business In Moscow Can Be Murder. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gorkij parken See more »

Filming Locations:

Seursaari, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,290,754, 18 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,900,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the final scene pine martens were used for sables, clearly identifiable by the yellow fur at their chests. See more »

Quotes

Arkady Renko: [to the bartender] A Stinger, please.
[walks away]
Arkady Renko: Stinger.
William Kirwill: That's a whore's drink.
Arkady Renko: I am a whore.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Gorky Park' (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet Op. 18
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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The movie is better than the book
11 January 2007 | by deschepper-vandaeleSee all my reviews

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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