Back in the USSR (1991)

Genres - Thriller, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Feb 7, 1992 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this first American film to be shot entirely in Moscow, young vacationing American Archer Sloan (Frank Whaley) gets involved in the theft of a rare religious icon. The "hot-potatoed" icon lands in Sloan's possession and one of the underworld bad guys involved in the theft is murdered. Sloan becomes a suspect and is forced into fleeing the Moscow police while trying to locate the people who can vindicate him. This Glasnost-era film will probably be better remembered for its glimpse into a molting Soviet Union, than for intrigue as an actioner. Included in the cast is Polish producer Roman Polanski.

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con/scam, false-accusation, love, murder, on-the-run, robbery, romance