Pirates of the XXth Century (1979)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Sea Adventure  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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The desperate crew of a Soviet shipping vessel must struggle to survive after being hijacked and systematically exterminated by a ruthless band of modern-day pirates in director Boris Durov's popular box-office hit. Adrift in the ocean waters with a valuable cargo of opium intended for pharmacology, the unassuming crew of a Soviet vessel is violently seized by a sadistic band of criminals determined to claim the valuable cargo for themselves. As the trigger-happy pirates set about ensuring that no witnesses will survive to tell the brutal tale, a small group of survivors struggle to stay alive long enough to reach terra firma and escape a grim fate at the hands of their ruthless captors.

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hijacker, ship, cargo, drug-smuggler, pirate [seafarer]