Release Date: 1985
DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2006
PG-13|2 hr 15 min
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.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions Pictures, Delphi IV Productions