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White Nights Movie

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This 80's movie is about a Soviet defector whose plane is forced to land in Russia. Now, he will try to escape again from the hands of communism.

White Nights DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie White Nights was released on August 29, 2006 by Sony Pictures and is rated PG-13.


The main character of the movie White Nights is Nikolai Rochenko, a Russian ballet dancer who decides to defect from his country.

However, during a trip to Europe, his plane is forced to land in Russia. There he is retained by KGB officers. After spending some “White Nights” in his homeland, he decides to return to the West again.


Nikolai Rodchenko - Mikhail Baryshnikov
Raymond Greenwood - Gregory Hines
Colonel Chaiko - Jerzy Skolimowski
Galina Ivanova - Helen Mirren
Anne Wyatt - Geraldine Page


Since the studio didn’t have enough money for renting a 747 for the filming of the movie White Nights, they used a 707.

The main song of the film White Nights won an Academy Award.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie White Nights was released to theatres on 11/22/1985 by Columbia, and grossed $42,160,849 at the box office in the US.

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