Gorky Park

"Weak"

Gorky Park Review


America's obsession with all things Soviet gave us this movie, the inevitable mystery set in the snow-shrouded, fur-hatted land of Russia (though actually shot in Helsinki). With William Hurt and Lee Marvin in the lead roles, it's hard to see how this film could go wrong, and yet it does, quite horribly. Joanna Pacula is wooden in her first movie appearance, as a Russkie ingenue who basically knows everything about why there are three bodies in a Moscow park with their faces ripped off, though she isn't talking to the cops (led by Hurt). Ultimately a mystery is revealed, and boy is it a doozy: it involves fur coats! If I ever have to hear the phrase "the sables" again I think I'll shoot myself. Hopelessly dated and morose -- and much is lost from the bestselling novel.


Gorky Park

Facts and Figures

Run time: 128 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 12th January 1984

Distributed by: Vestron Video

Production compaines: Orion Pictures, Eagle Associates

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Fresh: 18 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Arkady Renko, as Jack Osborne, as William Kirwill, Joanna PacuƂa as Irina Asanova, as Pasha, as Professor Andreev


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