Born American (1986)

Born American


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In an anti-Russian film that is a hangover from Cold War polemics, three young Americans knowingly cross the Finno-Russian border while on a hunting trip and land in a grim Soviet prison. While U.S. diplomats work on the Americans' release, prisoners are dying in a macabre game of chess in which they are pawns. Anxious to get out of prison as of yesterday, the red-white-and-blue trio plan their escape with the involvement of a mysterious black American prisoner. As action sequences and prison … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Markus Selin, Renny Harlin
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2001


as The Admiral

as Russian Family

as Cossack

as Interrogator

as Female Guard

as Irina's Father

as Chess Player

as Girl at Party

as Car Salesman
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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February 2, 2004
AV Club
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Full Review… | April 26, 2001
Chicago Reader
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August 7, 2005

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