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Author: Taylor HackfordJames GoldmanEric Hughes, (Screenwriter)William S GilmoreMikhail BaryshnikovAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Dance
Thriller
Suspense films
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Hackford; James Goldman; Eric Hughes, (Screenwriter); William S Gilmore; Mikhail Baryshnikov; Gregory Hines; Jerzy Skolimowski; Helen Mirren; Geraldine Page; Isabella Rossellini; John Glover; Michel Colombier; Twyla Tharp; David Watkin; Fredric Steinkamp; William Steinkamp; Columbia Pictures.; New Visions Pictures.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1424825733 9781424825738
OCLC Number: 70787451
Language Note: In English and some Russian or dubbed Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: optional audio commentary with Taylor Hackford; Pas de deux: Making 'White nights' featurette (21 min.); Previews (22 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, David Watkin ; production designer, Philip Harrison ; editors, Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp ; choreographer, Twyla Tharp ; music score, Michel Colombier ; "Le jeune homme et la mort" choreographed by Roland Petit ; title song written and performed by Lionel Richie ; love theme performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin.
Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover.
Awards: Winner, 1986 Academy Award Best Music, Original Song--Lionel Richie.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround (English), stereo (Portuguese).
Contents: Start --
The flight to Japan --
Norilsk air defense base --
"There's a boat leaving for NY" --
Chaiko comes on business --
Nikolai meets the Greenwoods --
Raymond's story --
The mines --
Raymond apologizes --
Home after eight years --
"My love is chemical" --
Galina Ivanova --
Shower exit --
Decadent dinner interruption --
At the Kirov with Galina --
Wynn Scott --
"People have got to move" --
"Separate lives" --
"Prove me wrong" --
In Galina's office --
A last look at the Kirov --
"Snake charmer" --
Out on a limb --
Off to meet Scott --
In pursuit --
The embassy gates --
Even exchange --
"Say you, say me."
Other Titles: Jeune homme et la mort (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
White nights (Motion picture)
White nights (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Visions production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; screenplay by James Goldman and Eric Hughes ; story by James Goldman ; produced by Taylor Hackford and William S. Gilmore ; directed by Taylor Hackford.

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Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap dancer who defected to Russia in opposition to the Vietnam War. Nikolai makes Raymond realize how limited his life is in the USSR, and together they hatch a plan to evade their KGB minders, escape to the American Embassy and eventually the US.

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