About the film
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Release Date: November 22, 1985
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Producers||:||William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford|
|Writers||:||James Goldman, Eric Hughes|
After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.