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The Russian Five

The Russian Five is a movie starring Jeff Daniels, Jim Devellano, and Sergei Fedorov. In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet...

Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Sport
Joshua Riehl
Jason Wehling, Keith Gave, Joshua Riehl
Sergei Fedorov, Jeff Daniels, Jim Devellano, Viacheslav Fetisov
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

Comments about documentary «The Russian Five» (16)

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Ann S.

We have been warned about the "Russian Five" by the Olympics organization. I am a Russian, so it was difficult for me to watch this film without thinking about my country. It was very interesting to see the contrast between the "old" Soviet Union and the "new" Russia, how the former was repressive and the latter, more open and humanistic. There was a good example of the former, the documentary on the space program, in which the Soviet Union is shown as the first nation to successfully land on the moon. But, as the film shows, the Soviet Union is not the only country that has been a great country in space. And Russia is not the only country that had a strong tradition in space. China, the US, and other countries also have a strong tradition of space exploration. The Soviet Union was very backward and not in the same league as other countries. So, in my opinion, this film was not about the USSR, but about the other countries that have a tradition of space exploration. I enjoyed the film very much and would recommend it to anyone.

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I'm going to start off by saying that I am a huge fan of the World Cup and have watched the tournament every year since 1994. I have also watched the series of documentaries on the history of the tournament, and so I was interested in seeing this film. What I found was a pretty good film, but I still didn't think it was all that great. I'll start by saying that the film itself was pretty good, and I would say that it did a pretty good job at trying to tell a story about the World Cup. However, I still felt that the documentary was a little overrated. I mean, there is a lot of information on the World Cup that was in the film, but there wasn't really anything in the documentary that I really wanted to see. I'm not saying that it was bad, but it was just too short. It wasn't like they had to cram everything in there, but it just didn't have as much information as I would have liked to see. It wasn't until the end of the documentary that I really felt like there was a great story to tell, and that was when the World Cup was just starting to get really good. I was really impressed with the fact that the documentary was telling the story of the World Cup. It was a good story, but I just didn't think it was the best one. Overall, I would say that the documentary was decent, but I still wouldn't say that it was great. I do think that it did a good job at telling the story of the World Cup, but it was definitely a little too short for my liking. 7/10

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Jennifer D.

The first thing that is obvious about this movie is that it is a documentary about a team of Russian athletes who won gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The second thing is that the movie is about the Russian Five, the five members of the team that won the gold. The movie is very entertaining, but the actual story is not that great. There is a scene with the five athletes where they are trying to train, but the story doesn't really go anywhere. The film does not tell us what happened during the Olympics, but that's not what the film is about. The film focuses on the actual Olympic games and the personalities of the five members of the team. The story is about how they were able to win gold medals and how it affected their lives, but the actual story is not that great. The story is told through interviews with the athletes and their families. The actors are pretty good, and the people who were interviewed were very good. It's a good movie about a good story.

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Roy Gray

I never watch sports documentaries but I was so impressed by this one that I wanted to watch it again and again. The story is about a group of athletes who were involved in a fight that ended with one of the athletes being killed and the other two being seriously injured. The case is so well told and the execution is so powerful. It is an eye opener that you can see how athletes can be so successful in their chosen sport without any talent. I recommend this movie to everyone. It is a must see.

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Joseph Beck

As a kid I loved to watch this film and I'm glad I saw it again. The music and the way the movie was shot was very well done. The acting is good, and the story is interesting. I really liked the idea of the movie. I wish it would have had more of the world and more of the relationship between the Russian team and the Americans. But, that's the whole point. The film is worth seeing, and it is worth the money you spend to see it.

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Jerry Elliott

Not as good as some of the earlier movies of the series but this is still a very good documentary on the Russia and the sport of boxing. The documentary was narrated by Mike Tyson, who gives an interesting insight into his life and the path he took to become a professional boxer. His style of talking is somewhat stilted, but the only real problem is that he isn't very good at conveying his point of view. He speaks at a very stilted manner, which is very noticeable in the interviews, which is a major reason why the film didn't get a higher rating from me. Tyson also talks about the difficulties of the sport, the rules, and how many Russian boxers are still unknown to the American public. I would also recommend that the documentary is watched in Russian, as it makes it even more interesting. The way the documentary is narrated is the best part of the documentary. It is clear that it was a difficult job to translate the interviews, and the Russian voices aren't very well translated. But it is still a very good documentary, and I would definitely recommend it.

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For most of the film, I found myself waiting for the credits to roll, then to the next story. The acting is fine, but you can tell that this film was written by someone who didn't get to enjoy the sport as much as I did. For example, when one of the main characters starts to tell us how he met his wife, you can see him taking a little breath before saying something. Then, after the film is over, he immediately goes back to the same story, which shows how the person we are seeing was a complete jerk. I understand that this is a documentary and the director had to get the facts right, but it's like the guy had no idea how to get a story out of the sport. When the film ended, I was just disappointed that he didn't get to tell the story about his wife. At the very least, he should have told us about how they met. It's like he's trying to make a documentary that was too slow. It just seems like he was trying to get the facts right. The guy should have just put a little more effort into it, and put some passion into it. It's not like he couldn't get the story out of the sport, it's just that he didn't have the passion or the effort to get it out. I thought that the documentary was great, and it was the only thing that kept me interested in the film. If I hadn't seen the documentary, I probably would have just sat through the rest of it, but then I would have missed the stories that the documentary covered.

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Megan Brown

The Russians Five is a wonderful, inspiring, and informative documentary about the World Cup. The film includes a fantastic story of how the Russian men's football team from the 1970's took part in the World Cup, and the lives and achievements of the players, coaches, and the manager, all of whom were absolutely amazing. The film also gives a great insight into the life of the legendary Russian goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev, and his role in the team's rise to glory. The film is a great documentary that deserves a great amount of respect.

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I just wanted to say that this film was extremely powerful. It was amazing. I have watched this film a couple of times, and I have to say that it's always the same. You can feel the energy and the love that is being channeled through the film. I think that it's really worth watching it a couple of times. It's an incredible film that really has a powerful message. It's just a shame that it's so hard to find. I wish that it would be more widely available. I think that it's worth watching and I hope that it'll be shown in more schools and I hope that it will be shown on TV in the future. I don't think that it's a waste of time to watch it. I think that it's very important and very powerful.

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As a fan of all things Russian, I have always had a thing for the documentaries of the Soviet Union. This documentary takes us into the mind of the Soviet team. The Soviets were, as most other countries were, a brutal and brutalizing regime. They tortured people, they killed people, they did whatever they wanted to do. But they did it. They had to, to survive. This documentary, though, was very touching, and very interesting. We learn a lot about the mindset of the Soviet team, and what makes them tick. It's not really the war or the doping, but the culture. This is very interesting stuff, and it's definitely worth watching. The film does a great job of showing the Soviet mentality, and how they thought about everything, and how they saw the world. It's very fascinating. I would highly recommend it, if you have the opportunity.

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Sean G.

I saw this film at the Santa Monica Film Festival. I had heard that the cast was pretty big and very well known, and this was one of those films that I just had to see. I have never been a big fan of the actors, but this is one of the few films that I have seen that they have played characters that are very well known and extremely talented. The first thing I thought of when I heard this was that I was expecting to see a cheesy and pointless film. The truth is that the film is pretty entertaining, and the cast really has a lot to say about the real-life and modern events that occurred in Russia during the time period of the film. There are a few political messages that the film has to convey, but most of it is for entertainment. This is not a film that I would recommend to the serious film-buff, but it is a very enjoyable film for the general public. The actors are very good at expressing their feelings about what happened in the Soviet Union. I recommend this film to everyone.

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Julia C.

I am not a boxing fan, but this documentary did a fantastic job of highlighting the positives and negatives of the sport. It's a shame that a lot of the negative comments I read were from the fans who just didn't get the point of the documentary. I found the documentary to be well worth my time. I highly recommend this documentary.

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Anthony B.

I was lucky enough to see this film in March and it was fantastic! The film is well directed, written, and produced. I thought that it was the most honest film I have ever seen about doping in cycling. The film is not about doping, it is about the real life stories of the people who are involved in the sport. This is the film that made me realize the sport in a whole new way. I am not a big cyclist but I found myself drawn to this film. I am very glad that I watched it. I will buy the DVD when it comes out. This is a must see film. I give it a rating of 7 out of 10.

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Gloria Brown

I'm a big fan of the 'Russian Five' and have watched them several times. It's the best I've seen in the last 10 years. The film takes a look at the world of cycling and the anti-doping system. It shows the way that a doping agent might work, how a good cyclist might be able to manipulate a team to be able to get on a winning bike. The film also shows how the team had to deal with the 'Russian Five' and how the Russian doping agency operated. This film is a must see for anyone interested in cycling or anti-doping.

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Lawrence K.

It was an interesting film. I didn't know what to expect but it was good. The film covers a lot of the same ground as other movies about the greatest sports ever and the rise of the Soviet Union. I was impressed by how the film didn't tell the story of the USSR as a whole, but only the individual sports. It is a story about the doping in the Soviet Union and the role of the Soviet Union in the doping of the Olympics. I am not sure what the purpose of this film was, but it is a good film. It has a lot of well known interviews and scenes. The focus is on the Soviet Union and not the sport of which it was a part. The film is more about the doping and the failures in the USSR. I recommend this film.

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I am a great fan of the Russian Five, and this movie gives you the opportunity to see them in a new light. This movie is a great insight into the sport of hockey, and it's ability to grow through the generations. The people in this film are able to shed light on how some people in this sport are truly heroes. It's an incredible story of a group of friends who take on a chance, and come out the other side with a great story to tell. I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to learn more about the sport of hockey.