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Countdown (2004)

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A terrorist organization know as "Ansar Allah" is preparing to turn the city of Rome into a City of Dead. But the heroism of Smolin, professionalism of Catherine Stone, help of Umar (from ... See full summary »

Director:

Evgeniy Lavrentev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksey Makarov ... Maj. Aleksei Smolin
Louise Lombard ... Catherine Stone
Vyacheslav Razbegaev ... Umar Tamiev
Egor Pazenko ... Saulyus Boykis
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Gen. Sergei Karpov
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Lev Pokrovskiy
Ramil Sabitov Ramil Sabitov ... Khasan
John Amos ... Admiral Melory
Mariya Golubkina ... Tatyana
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Italian Prime Minister
Mariya Syomkina ... Masha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igor Aldonin Igor Aldonin ... Journalist at airport
Dave Bass ... Press Conference Moderator
Igor Blokhin Igor Blokhin ... NATO HQs officer
James Derrick James Derrick ... NATO expert
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Storyline

A terrorist organization know as "Ansar Allah" is preparing to turn the city of Rome into a City of Dead. But the heroism of Smolin, professionalism of Catherine Stone, help of Umar (from Chechnya) together with the cooperation of Russian and western special forces will save the world from evil terrorists. Written by Pavel P.

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Country:

Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

9 December 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Countdown See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,385,278
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Among the flags displayed on Nato Headquarters Crisis Room is the one from Uruguay that is not member of that military alliance. See more »

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Bad to funny
22 December 2007 | by petrkostSee all my reviews

If the intention was to create a parody on hostage taking movies, the authors succeeded brilliantly. I was first really annoyed at being made fun of, but in the end had a great laugh throughout. I would recommend anybody to see the film in English translation because it gets even funnier. Nothing is real - characters, motivation of their actions, acting, make-up, dialogs, stage setting, proprieties, nothing. Absolutely hilarious!

The one problem seems to be the fact that the film has too clear a political agenda and passes some very childish messages: FSB has absolute authority; tycoons are the villains (Pokrovskiy > Berezovskiy), not all Chechens are bad, only manipulated by the villains etc. Soviet-style propagandist cinema in a new era, just of really sub-standard quality.


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