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(873) 8.2 102 min 2018

The Russian Five is a movie starring Jeff Daniels, Jim Devellano, and Sergei Fedorov. In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet...

Sergei Fedorov, Jeff Daniels, Viacheslav Fetisov, Jim Devellano
Sport, Documentary
Joshua Riehl

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Sport, Documentary
Director Joshua Riehl
Writer Jason Wehling, Joshua Riehl, Keith Gave
Stars Sergei Fedorov, Jeff Daniels, Viacheslav Fetisov, Jim Devellano
Country USA
Runtime 1H 42M
Description In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

Top reviews

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2020 17:19

I found this documentary very interesting. It is a combination of sports, boxing, espionage and politics. We get a good insight into the world of boxing. The Russians are a bit like the East Germans of the 80s. They were a nation with the same problems, but not the same goals. They had the same problems, but also had a vision of how to change the country and improve the country. They tried to achieve this, but they failed. This documentary is more interesting because of the themes explored. We see a family of boxer (played by Josh Hartnett). We see the rest of the family, from the grandparents to the youngest child, and we see the boxing matches. The documentary shows us how the fights are organized. The match is like a competitive sport, with no rules. We see the coaches, the trainers, the judges, and the officials. We also see the changes made in the country. The focus is on the American boxer, Daniel Geale. Daniel is a middleweight champion. His training methods are the same as any boxing coach. They teach the kid how to get the right foot down, how to touch the opponent. Daniel was a champion and a favorite of the state. We see the state's efforts to get him a rematch with the Russian. The same thing happened with the Russian champion, who was a national champion. The boxing was still very important, but also this was a perfect training method for the kids. The kids were like Pavlov's dogs. They trained to be strong. They were trained to be the best. The athletes are beautiful, but they also have the worst habits. They like to drink and smoke. They have a few bad habits and they do not have the best life. The most important difference is they train for the sake of training. They train to be the best. They train to be the champion. They train to win the fights, and they win, but they do not feel happy. They do not feel like their life is better than others. The movie also covers the problems with the boxing. There are some fighters who do not want to train. There are other fighters who refuse to train because of the low pay. There are a few who train at home and do not care to leave. It is a mixed bag. I do not think it is perfect, but I think it is a good thing to see the boxer's life.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 18:20

A great film for any sports fan to watch and the audience is on their feet, cheering at the right moments. It is interesting to note that the actors and actresses had never played sports. In fact, most of them didn't even know anything about the sport. They were not on any type of scouting trips and were not given any hints or tips about the sport. They just did it. They knew they had a chance and took it. They played their part. I am glad they did so and if they would have known what was to come, maybe they would have played their role a bit differently. For example, the actor that plays one of the Russian guys on the beach was on his own and he probably would not have been as good as he was. The actress who plays the blond girl that is in the movie was not really the character she was playing. She was the blonde girl that was actually the most attractive. The other actress that plays the Russian girl on the beach was better than she should have been. I think she was probably too nice and would not have fit the role. If you are a fan of any of the sports, you will enjoy this film and it will make you laugh, cry and think. There is some humor in the film but it is not gratuitous. The other reason that I liked this film is because I actually think the Russians were a pretty decent bunch of people. They were not just mean, nasty, uneducated scumbags that would have done anything to win. They were just people and I think most people would be willing to overlook any number of faults and faults that they had and think that they were pretty decent people. Overall, a great film to watch and one that will make you think. I rate it 8/10.

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