White Nights | Full Movie

White Nights
  • PG-13
  • 2h 17m
  • 1985
Rotten46%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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The story of Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), a Russian defector, and Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines), an American tap dancer who defected behind the Iron Curtain during the Vietnam War. Artistic vision and political idealism collide as two great dancers make a decision that will change their lives forever.
© 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Rotten46%
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Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Common Sense Media
Barbara Shulgasser
Fresh

'80s dance drama has some violence, profanity.

June 25, 2017
F5 (Wichita, KS)
Jake Euker
Rotten

June 21, 2017
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Cole Smithey
Fresh

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
'80s dance drama has some violence, profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that White Nights is a 1985 drama that recalls an era before the Soviet Union collapsed economically and became less of a military threat to the United States in the 1990s. Using a famous dancer as a political pawn, the plot illustrates the flaws in both societies. The Soviet practice of pressuring neighbors and friends to spy on each other is emphasized, and the movie comes out in favor of the relative freedom afforded Americans. Political sparring, actual physical fights, and a daring escape all rev up a high-tension plot. A commercial airliner emergency-crash-lands in Russian territory. Nikolai falls as the plane touches down and his head is bloodied. Profanity includes "s--t," "f--k," "a--hole," and "bastard." It's implied that the only way to endure Soviet oppression is to consume great amounts of vodka. Note that the first dance sequence features a choreographed "suicide" by hanging.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Musical, Drama
  • Release Date:November 22, 1985
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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