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 just 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.

TITLE: The Russian Five
RUNTIME: 102 minutes
RATING: NR (plays as PG-13)
AVAILABILITY: May 2, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Creative Team

Directed by Joshua Riehl
Executive Producer Dan Millstein
Produced by Jenny Feterovich, Steve Bannatyne, Jason Wehling, Keith Gave, John Dean, John Aldrich, Raisa Churina
Edited by David Fabelo
Original Music by Wayne Kramer


A Gold Star Films production
In association with
Muse Production House
Get Super Rad
Lucky Hat Entertainment

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