A Letter to Brezhnev (1985)




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A romantic farce that enjoys but never makes fun of its protagonists, this is an entertaining story about the unlikely pairing of a Liverpool factory worker and a Russian sailor. The romantic Teresa (Margi Clarke)works in a chicken factory and looks forward to the men she might meet on the weekends. Her friend Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) is living on state aid and is fairly casual about how she can pick up a little extra cash. One weekend the two women set out for the dancehall with someone else's hard-earned money, lifted by Teresa, and there they meet two Russian sailors, Peter (Peter Firth) and Sergei (Alfred Molina). For Elaine and Peter, it is love at first sight, and they spend the rest of the night talking and the following day wandering around Liverpool, hand in hand. When the dreaded parting of the ways comes at last, Elaine is furious that a small thing like politics has to keep them apart -- so she writes a letter to Brezhnev, with surprising results. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Alexandra Pigg
as Elaine Spencer
Alfred Molina
as Sergei
Peter Firth
as Peter
Margi Clarke
as Teresa King
Tracy Lea
as Tracy
Ted Wood
as Mick
Susan Dempsey
as Girl in Yellow Pedal Pushers
John Carr
as Sweaty Arse
Joey Kaye
as Father
Robbie Dee
as Charlie
Sharon Power
as Charlie's Girl Friend
Syd Newman
as Dimitri
Eddie Ross
as Rayner
Carl Chase
as Taxi Driver
Wendy Votel
as Girl on Bus
Jeanette Votel
as Girl on Bus
Mandy Walsh
as Mother
Paul Beringer
as Boy at Party
Neil Cunningham
as Foreign Office Official
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Critic Reviews for A Letter to Brezhnev

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

A fresh, gritty, humorous and winning love story.

Full Review… | August 26, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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October 8, 2004
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July 23, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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November 7, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for A Letter to Brezhnev


This was such a late eighties movie with the srikes and Britain in economic decline that it spoke to almost everyone who watched it. At the time the Soviet Union was still this terrifying entity just waiting to wipe us all off the face of the earth...This comes through a little in the film and it is really enjoyable.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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