R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.
According to the January 1984 edition of Photoplay Magazine (UK), during development, on a location recce, "early on, [producer Hawk] Koch [Hawk Koch] took a small advance guard in to that closed society [of the former Soviet Union aka the USSR] on innocent tourist visas to view Moscow in general and Gorky Park in particular - the equivalent of Central Park in New York, though around ten times smaller. Initial overtures to local film-makers on possible co-operation were swiftly repulsed. A dinner arranged in Koch's honour at the Moska Film Studios was cancelled without explanation just two hours after the Russians learned the true purpose of his mission impossible."
I'm trying to save a life.
Arkady Renko: Mine! I'm on a case that reeks of KGB involvement.
Phone booths in Soviet Union 1980s were painted yellow and red.
$1,290,754 18 December 1983