- Joshua Riehl
- Release Date:
- May, 15th 2019
- 1 hr. 42 min.
The Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a joke in the late ‘80s. When a pizza magnate bought the failing team, his unorthodox General Manager turned to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War: the USSR. The Red Wings brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them into Detroit, only to find that the new players faced another problem: integration. THE RUSSIAN FIVE follows these immigrants who came to America and struggled to fit in, training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions.
Winner: Best of SIFF, Seattle Int’l Film Festival; Winner: Audience Award, Windsor Int’l Film Festival; Winner: Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival