Red Penguins

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 80 min
Detailing an incredible true story involving gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet... read more
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Detailing an incredible true story involving gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steve Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising along the way. He takes the viewer on a bizarre journey highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved.

Original Release

08/04/2020

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Cast

Howard Baldwin Himself
Viktor Tikhonov (archive footage)
Steven Warshaw Himself
Valery Gushin Self / Himself
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gabe Polsky

Writers

Gabe Polsky

Cast

Howard Baldwin Himself
Viktor Tikhonov (archive footage)
Steven Warshaw Himself
Valery Gushin Self / Himself

Producers

Eric Friedler Executive Producer
Thore Vollert Executive Producer
Scott Jay Kaplan Executive Producer
Steven Warshaw Producer
Gabe Polsky Producer
Madison Horton Producer
Anthony Melillo III Producer
Kathleen Peiris Producer
Dmitry Saltykovsky Producer

Editors

Christina Stiles

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