Born American (1986)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Escape Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Aug 29, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Finland, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In an anti-Russian film that is a hangover from Cold War polemics, three young Americans knowingly cross the Finno-Russian border while on a hunting trip and land in a grim Soviet prison. While U.S. diplomats work on the Americans' release, prisoners are dying in a macabre game of chess in which they are pawns. Anxious to get out of prison as of yesterday, the red-white-and-blue trio plan their escape with the involvement of a mysterious black American prisoner. As action sequences and prison scenes unfold, violence erupts on a regular basis.




border [geographic], Cold-War, false-accusation, freedom, murder, rescue, teenagers, vacation