"The Russian Five"
The Russian Five – Award-Winning Documentary Film
"A sports film to savor. Truly memorable" - LA Times
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 for help. The Red Wings brought over one Russian player after another, sneaking them into the Motor City under darkness of night. The Russian Five is the true story of these men who became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champion.
Winner: Best of SIFF, Seattle Int’l Film Festival;
Winner: Audience Award, Windsor Int’l Film Festival;
Winner: Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival