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The White River Kid

The movie The White River Kid was based on the book Little Brothers of St. Mortimer.

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Movie details for The White River Kid

The movie was released in 1999 and directed by Taylor Hackford, who also directed Everybody's All-American (1988), Dolores Claiborne (1995) and The Devil's Advocate (1997). The White River Kid was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover, Stefan Gryff, William Hootkins, Shane Rimmer, Florence Faure, David Savile, Ian Liston, Benny Young, Hilary Drake, Megumi Shimanuki, Daniel Benzali, Maria Werlander, Galina Pomerantzeva and Sergei Rousakov.

 

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Sometimes movies are built around a great idea begging for a story, in this case pairing ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov with tap great Gregory Hines. The resulting storm of dance in White Nights, as one would expect, is great, but the story is a little... Read More
Sometimes movies are built around a great idea begging for a story, in this case pairing ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov with tap great Gregory Hines. The resulting storm of dance in White Nights, as one would expect, is great, but the story is a little forced. Baryshnikov plays (in parallel to his own life) a Russian defector to the U.S. who ends up a prisoner in the motherland after his plane is forced to land in Leningrad during an emergency. Hines is an American expatriate who gets involved with the situation. Director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman) punctuates an escape scenario and relationship dilemmas with as many dance sequences as possible, and the result is a wobbly, unconvincing tale with some furious footwork. Fortunately, performances carry the day, as the two male leads are both very strong as actors, and the supporting cast--Isabella Rossellini, Helen Mirren, and filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (Moonlighting)--is terrific. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Little Brothers of St. Mortimer

Little Brothers of St. Mortimer was written by John F. Ryan. The book was published in 1991 by Delta. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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