Gorky Park

Closed Capationed Starring: William Hurt & Lee Marvin Director: Michael Apted  Rated: R: Restricted
Gorky Park
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Dolby Digital - French
    • Dolby Digital - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Index

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"People dead, and I have food on my lip."
  - Arkady Renko (William Hurt) to Jack Osborne (Lee Marvin)
"It doesn't matter how ridiculous the lie is if the lie means an escape."-Irina (Joanna Pacula) to Arkady
"Lies are not freedom."
  - Arkady to Irina

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/16/1983
"...A taut, clever thriller throughout..."
Variety - 12/14/1983
"...William Hurt is superb..."

Product Description:

When three faceless corpses are discovered in Moscow's Gorky Park, the Moscow militia's top investigator, Arkady Renko (William Hurt), is assigned to the case. An honest Soviet official, Renko uncovers a murky and dangerous plot involving sinister KGB agents, the corrupt Soviet government, and a powerful American businessman. Although many of the Russians in the film speak with an English accent (all the dialogue is in English), GORKY PARK proves to be a provocative, fast-paced thriller that captures all of the intrigue and suspense in Martin Cruz Smith's best-selling novel of the same name. Director Michael Apted handled the thriller genre before in SQUEEZE and AGATHA, and the experience shows in GORKY PARK; there are so many twists and turns in the plot, viewers are constantly kept off balance. A supporting cast of Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, and Joanna Pacula (in her first starring role) back up Hurt with solid performances.

Plot Synopsis:

After three mutilated bodies are discovered in the snow in Moscow's Gorky Park, the chief investigator of the Moscow militia is assigned to the case. This provocative, fast-paced thriller was based on the #1 best-seller by Martin Cruz Smith.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 16, 1983.
  • Shot on location in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Martin Cruz Smith came up with the idea for GORKY PARK in 1972 after reading about a book called THE FACE FINDER by Mikhail Gerasimov, about scientists' efforts to reconstruct faces from unidentifiable remains. Gerasimov reconstructed the face of Tamerlane, as depicted in Michael Apted's film.
  • The film features one of Lee Marvin's final screen appearances.
  • The screenplay was written by the late, great Dennis Potter of THE SINGING DETECTIVE fame.

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  • UPC: 027616855565
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