The Russian Five

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

Cast

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Jim Devellano
  • Sergei Fedorov
  • Viacheslav Fetisov
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Vladimir Konstantinov
  • Vyacheslav Kozlov
  • Igor Larionov

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Quotes

    • Jeff Daniels: Back when Detroit was truly the Motor City in, you know, the 40's... We were jammin' cars out of here. That's gone. You're living in a part of the country that everybody thinks is worthless. And the Red Wings have always been a salve for the city of Detroit.
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#letsgoredwings

One of the best movies would pay to see it again

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ERIN J
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#truestory

A story of international intrigue and the men who changed the game of professional hockey in North America.

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Metacritic

75
May 4, 2019

It’s a fun movie right up to the sobering reality that even the best moments are going to have sadness injected into by the cold, cruel world.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
90
May 2, 2019

One of the most dramatic and emotional of sports stories gets the expert film it deserves in The Russian Five, a documentary that is moving in ways you won’t see coming.

Metacritic review by Kenneth Turan
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
60
May 1, 2019

The film weaves enough social, political and personal themes into its mix to make it interesting even for those who mainly think of hockey puck as a Don Rickles insult.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter