White Nights (1985)




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Movie Info

When Russian ballet dancer Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov) defects to the United States, he never intends to return to the country he fled from. However, when his plane is forced to land in the Soviet Union en route to Europe, Nikolai must attempt another escape. When he runs into American tap dancer Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines), who defected to the Soviet Union, the two dancers join forces to help Nikolai escape.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Nancy Dowd, James Goldman, Eric J. Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 2006
Columbia Pictures


as Nikolai "Kolya" Rodc...

as Raymond Greenwood

as Darya Greenwood

as Col. Chaiko

as Galina Ivanova

as Anne Wyatt

as Wynn Scott

as Capt. Kirigin

as Chuck Malarek

as Ambassador Smith

as Ballerina (Death)

as Copilot

as Flight Engineer

as Stewardess

as Charles

as Stewardess

as Dr. Asher

as Helicopter Pilot

as Child Ballerina

as KGB Agent

as KGB Agent

as French Girl Friend

as Charles

as Journalist in Opera ...

as Journalist at Consul...

as Chaiko's Driver

as Helicopter Pilot

as Escamilla
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Critic Reviews for White Nights

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A manipulative movie that spoils the few pleasures it delivers.

| August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

The in-between moments are interesting, and the dancing is spectacular.

August 11, 2002

Audience Reviews for White Nights


Great drama-thriller film. Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines were fantastic on their dance sequences.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


This ended up being a pretty decent movie,nothing oscar worthy, but nobody can dance like they do,its brilliance.
The story is pretty decent and interesting

ashley hayes-beaty

Super Reviewer


This movie has a fun really entertaining scenes (the duo dance scene was absolutely marvelous) but overall, it doesn't know what it wants to be - a thriller, a political drama, an inspirational dance movie... It jumps all over the place and doesn't ever really land anywhere for long.

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