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Gulag (1985)

Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

Yehousha Ben-Porat (story), Dan Gordon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Mickey Almon
Malcolm McDowell ... The Englishman
Warren Clarke ... Hooker
John McEnery ... Diczek
Nancy Paul Nancy Paul ... Susan Almon
Brian Pettifer ... Vlasov
George Pravda ... Bukovsky
Shane Rimmer ... Jay
Bruce Boa ... McHenry
Eugene Lipinski ... Yuri
Ray Jewers Ray Jewers ... T.V. Interviewer
Bogdan Kominowski ... Stolypin Guard
Barrie Houghton Barrie Houghton ... Wisinski
Alexei Jawdokimov Alexei Jawdokimov ... Vikstrom
Ivan Lee Ivan Lee ... Chinaman
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Storyline

Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a Gulag, a barbaric prison camp in the wilds of Siberia. Unable to prove his innocence, Mickey must either put up with the inhuman conditions or engineer an escape. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

GULAG. A barbaric system of Russian Justice. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gulag - Desejo de Liberdade See more »

Filming Locations:

Finse, Norway See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (theatrical) | (VHS)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's closing credits declare that the production was: "Filmed on location in England and Norway and at Twickenham Film Studios Ltd. Twickenham, Middx, England". See more »

Quotes

Diczek: [Discussing the impossibility of escape with Mickey] For a break to succeed, you'd have to *start* it a thousand kilometers away from here. And then you'd have to cross ice in winter, or tundra and swamps in the summer. Not to mention the problem of food.
The Englishman: Well, that's no problem. Just take along a sandwich. You know what a sandwich is, don't you, old boy?
Diczek: Let's just play cards...
The Englishman: [to Diczek] No, wait a minute, wait a minute! Look, we got a new boy here, and it's time he knew the facts.
[to Mickey]
The Englishman:
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Alternate Versions

The Prism Entertainment VHS does not include any scenes of the glove-making races. See more »

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Ah, fanatical U.S. patriotism!
27 January 2001 | by NardiaSee all my reviews

Honestly, do Americans know how much we rubbish their blind devotion to the Good Ol' U. S. of A.? Highly strung anti-Soviet drama with Malcolm McDowell once again showing us how nasty the Brits can be. The scrumptious David Keith is starry-eyed but tasty as ever...he's the only reason I watched it anyway!


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