The Russian Five

The Russian Five

The Russian Five (2018)

In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played” –YouTube

District Grade:A
District Category:Classic
Sub-Genres:Sports, Biography, People
Run Time:102 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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“The movie tells the story of how Fedorov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Kozlov, Igor Larionov and Slava Fetisov came to Detroit and revolutionized North American hockey with their puck-possession game.”Netflix


The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:Spirit of Michigan Award (Freep Film Festival), Audience Award-Documentary (Traverse City Film Festival), Windsor International Film Festival (LIUNA People’s Choice Award)
Where To Stream:Hoopla
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:100% (Tomatometer), 98% (Audience)
Director:Joshua Riehl
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Wayne Gretzky, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Igor Larionov,
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The Russian Five

102 Minutes
Final Grade: A
Now Streaming On: Hoopla ($)

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