Russia House

Russia House

Director: Fred Schepisi Cast: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider


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"Barley" Scott Blair (Sean Connery) is an alcoholic book editor from a bargain-basement publishing house in Great Britain who'd rather be drinking in Lisbon than attending a book dealers' show in Russia. So he's surprised when a CIA agent (Mac McDonald) pulls him from his boozy holiday. It seems that the CIA has through a book show intermediary received a package from a Russian book editor named Katya (Michelle Pfeiffer) containing amazingly detailed notebooks written by a cynical Russian physicist named "Dante" (Klaus-Maria Brandauer). The notebooks show that Russia's nuclear threat is a joke: Russian rockets "suck instead of blow...and can't hit Nevada on a clear day," in the acerbic words of CIA Agent Russell Sheridan (Roy Scheider). But why is Dante sending the notebooks to Blair? How shall the Western world respond to what could be the end of the nuclear arms race? Blair gets drafted by a British Secret Service agent (James Fox) to go to the new Russia to meet Katya. He must see whether the new Russia is still immersed in the old Cold War and whether the notebooks are genuine or another deadly chapter in the war of the spies. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/03/1993
UPC: 0027616230133
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Barley Blair
Michelle Pfeiffer Katya
Roy Scheider Russell
James Fox Ned
Klaus Maria Brandauer Dante
John Mahoney Brady
Michael Kitchen Clive
Ken Russell Walter
J.T. Walsh Quinn
David Threlfall Wicklow
Georgi Andzhaparidze Yuri
Eric Anzumonyin Nasayan
Jay Benedict Spikey
Martin Clunes Brock
Charlotte Cornwell Charlotte
Craig Crosbie Technician
Keith Edwards Hoover
Michael Fitzpatrick Hoover
Rob Freeman Hoover
Constantine Gregory KGB Interviewer
Denys Hawthorne Paddy
David Henry Minister, Whitehall
Ellen Hurst Anna
Alexei Jawdokimov Arkady
Paul Jutkevich Mischa
Peter Knupffer Sergey
Mark LaMura Todd
Christopher Lawford Larry
Kate Lock Jacky
Blu Mankuma Merv
Mac McDonald Bob
Ian McNeice Merrydew
Tuck Milligan Stanley
Gina Nikiforov Russian Guest
Vladek Nikiforov Tout
Nikolai Nikitin Leningrad Police Officer
Nikolai Pastukhov Uncle Matvey
Margot Pinvidic Woman Interpreter
Paul Rattee Whitehall - Army Officer
Jack Raymond Lev
Sergei Reusenko KGB Man
George Roth Cy
David Ryall Colonial Type
Raisa Ryazanova Russian Guest
Jason Salkey Johnny
Vladimir Sidirov Leningrad Police Officer
Pavel Sirotin Watcher
Fyodor Smirnov Watcher
Colin Stinton Henziger
Elena Stroyeva Anastasia
Simon Templeman Whitehall - Psychoanalyst
David Timson George
Yegueshe Tsturvan Flute Player
Gennady Venov Katya's Father
Martin Wenner Whitehall - Scientist
Nicholas Woodeson Niki Landau
Daniel Wozniak Zapadny
Sasha Yatsko Russian Writer
Vladimir Zunetov Dan

Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director,Co-producer
Ian Baker Cinematographer
John LeCarre Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Peter Honess Editor
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Paul Maslansky Co-producer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Selway Casting
Tom Stoppard Screenwriter
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design
John le Carre Source Author

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Russia House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many great attributes to this wonderful film, firstly the locational shots in Russia, secondly the screenplay of John Le Carre's novel and last but by no means least the amazing evocative sounds of Branford Marsalis and Jerry Goldsmith's orchestra. Brilliant!!