Red Penguins

Red Penguins

Red Penguins (2019)

Detailing an incredible true story involving gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steve Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising along the way. He takes the viewer on a bizarre journey highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved..-Universal Pictures

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Red Penguins
District Grade:B+
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres: Pop Culture, Crime, Sports, Hockey
Run Time:1hr 20mins
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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 District’s Quick Hits

Awards:Best Sports Documentary Nominee (Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards), Best Documentary Feature Nominee (Philadelphia Film Festival), Documentary Screenplay Nominee (Writers Guild of America, USA)
Where To Stream:Hulu
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:96% (Tomatometer), 88% (Audience)
Director:Gabe Polsky
Cast: George Bush, Bill Clinton, Michael Eisner, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael J. Fox, Al Gore, Larry King, Viktor Tikhonov
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