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Director  Leonid Gaidai
Country  Russia United States
6.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Russian / English
Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach movie poster
Release date  1992
Writer  Leonid Gayday, Arkadiy Inin, Yuriy Volovich

Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach (Russian: На Дерибасовской хорошая погода, или На Брайтон-Бич опять идут дожди) is a 1992 joint Russian-American production comedy film directed by Leonid Gaidai. Its title used in the plot as a password for secret agents, and refers to Deribasovskaya Street and Brighton Beach.

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Plot

The plot unfolds during the last years of the Soviet Union. The Cold War is over and the President of the United States and the General Secretary of the Soviet Union must meet for high-level diplomatic talks. However, the meeting is put at risk because of the extent of the criminal activities perpetuated by the Russian Mafia in the United States. A Mafioso named Rabinovich is even able to listen in on the phone lines between Washington and Moscow using a secret wiretap. Fedor Sokolov, a KGB agent and Mary Star, a CIA agent, must work together to take down the head of the Russian Mafia, nicknamed the "Artist" who appears in the guises of Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Hitler, Peter the Great, Saddam Hussein, and Othello over the course of this screwball comedy.

Cast

  • Dmitry Kharatyan as Fyodor Sokolov, KGB abent / sheik
  • Kelly McGrill as Mary Star, CIA agent
  • Andrey Myagkov as Artist, head of the Russian Mafia
  • Mikhail Kokshenov as Kravchuk, mafioso
  • Yuri Volyntsev as Styopa, KGB general
  • Emmanuil Vitorgan as Jack, CIA general
  • Armen Dzhigarkhanyan as Katz, mafioso
  • Mamuka Kikaleishvili as Tsuladze, mafioso
  • Yevgeni Vesnik as Monya
  • Natalya Krachkovskaya as Monya's Wife
  • Aleksandr Loye as Monya's Grandson
  • Leonid Kuravlyov as Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Vladimir Sedov as George H. W. Bush
  • Spartak Mishulin as Eunuch
  • Nikolai Parfyonov as colonel Petrenko
  • Serafim Strelkov as Kamikazev
  • Trivia

  • Some scenes were filmed in the Trump Taj Mahal. Donald Trump is personally acknowledged in the closing credits.
  • References

    Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach Wikipedia
    Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach IMDb Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach themoviedb.org


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