The passionate worlds of dance and global politics collide in this explosive thriller from Academy Award nominated director Taylor Hackford (2004, Ray). In a role which hits close to home, ballets Mikhail Baryshnikov plays Nikolai Rodchenko, a legendary Soviet dancer who has defected to the West - until a cruel twist of fate suddenly traps him back in Mother Russia. Tap dancer Gregory Hines co-stars as Raymond Greenwood, a cynical U.S. Army deserter ordered by the KGB to make Nikolais homecoming permanent. Nikolai has pierced the Iron Curtain once and now only Raymond can help him make it again. Adding to White Nights dramatic fire is the music of Lionel Richie (the Academy Award - winning Say You, Say Me).
Writer: James Goldman;Eric Hughes
Producer: Taylor Hackford;William S. Gilmore
Commentary by Director Taylor Hackford
Pas de Deux: Making White Nights
RunTime: 136 MIN
AspectRatio: 16 X 9, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1