Born American (1986)





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A trio of vacationing American students cross the Finnish/Russian border during the Cold War and are soon imprisoned after a skirmish with Soviet soldiers.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
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Concorde Pictures


Mike Norris
as Savoy
Thalmus Rasulala
as The Admiral
Vesa Vierikko
as Kapsky
Ismo Kallio
as Zarkov
Orava Family
as Russian Family
Laura Heimo
as Irina
Antti Horko
as Cossack
Jouni Takamaki
as Interrogator
Inkeri Luoma-Aho
as Female Guard
Markku Blomqvist
as Irina's Father
Casper Anttila
as Chess Player
Sari Havas
as Girl at Party
Marjo Vuollo
as Tamara
Aapo Autola
as Car Salesman
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August 7, 2005

Audience Reviews for Born American

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Damien Valley
Damien Valley

This is a very underrated and unappreciated 1980s action/horror movie filmed at the height of the Cold War. The leading actor is Mike Norris (Chuck's son). The plot is original and entertaining. Some young American 20-somethings go on a hunting trip on the Finland-USSR border. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: "What Americans in their right mind would go hunting along the Finland-USSR border at height of the Cold War?" Just keep in mind that these kids are not Princeton grads! After a few beers, they play a game of limbo at the border fence (again, not a smart move!). That would be enough excitement for most people, but not these geniuses. When they realize that the border is unguarded, they decide to up the ante and cross into the Soviet Union. Eventually, they get lost in some desolate Russian village and get framed for murder. They're then sent to a hellish Russian prison where inmates are used as human chess pieces. I thought it was entertaining!


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