• Coming Out of the Ice (1982)

Coming Out of the Ice

Release Date: 1982

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

American-born athlete Victor Herman (John Savage) becomes a prisoner of Soviet Russia's mounting nationalism. At 16, he moves to Russia, where he excels in parachute jumping. As his accomplishments draw praise, Soviet officials ask that he renounce his American citizenship. When Herman refuses, he is exiled to Siberia and imprisoned in a hard-labor camp for 18 years because of his so-called "counterrevolutionary activities." The film is based on a true story.

Cast: John Savage, Willie Nelson, Ben Cross, Francesca Annis, Frank Windsor, Sylvia Kay, Peter Vaughan, John Malcolm

Director: Waris Hussein

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1950s , 1930s , 1940s , Sacrifice , Transformation , Father , Gritty