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PG-13| 2 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
When his plane makes an emergency landing in Siberia, ballet dancer Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov) is recognized as a defector and brought into custody. Returned to Leningrad and reunited with his former love, aging prima ballerina Galina Ivanova (Helen Mirren), Nikolai meets American dancer Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines), who defected to the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War but has secretly grown disenchanted. Together, they plot an escape to the American consulate and freedom.

Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov , Gregory Hines , Isabella Rossellini , Jerzy Skolimowski , Helen Mirren , Geraldine Page , John Glover , Shane Rimmer

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

White Nights (1985)

Release Date: November 22nd, 1985|2 hr. 15 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    The movie does command our attention because Hines and Baryshnikov, through their dancing, manage to create very real and living and hurting characters. [22 Nov 1985] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It comes to life in the dance sequences, and then drifts away again. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    The major problem with White Nights is that it tries to be so many things at once that it fails to be much of anything other than a vehicle to watch two of the best dancers around strut and tap their stuff. show more

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