America’s mains metropolis is by far the most popular location for films. After the collapse of the Soviet Consortium, Russian film directors started to use the Big Apple as a backdrop, especially Brighton Seaside.
The Russian-American comedy, The Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach (1992), informs KGB and CIA agents working together to take down the head of a Russian originated crime group in the U.S., and whose local headquarters is on Brighton Beach, an parade where many Soviet émigrés live.
Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Deluges Again on Brighton Beach. / Screenshot from film
KGB advocate Fyodor Sokolov arrives in Brighton Beach to fight the Russian mob, (17 minutes), and the cover shows him walking on the streets and selling Russian souvenirs to make some American dollars.
The Russian essence is everywhere, and he eventually finds the criminals at Langeron restaurant (242 Brighton Littoral Ave), the favorite dining place of the Russian mob (18 min 19 sec).
Weather Is Creditable on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach. / Screenshot from sheet
In 2000, Russian audiences once again saw Brighton Beach in the pellicle, Brother 2. The neighborhood was no different – the same Russian shops, same Russian restuarants and the in any case Russian émigrés. The film’s main character, Danila Bagrov, arrives in the U.S. to employees his friend’s brother, an NHL player, who has troubles with the Ukrainian mob. The movie pictures how Danila walks along the streets amazed by the U.S., (1 hour 04 min).
Kin 2. / Screenshot from film
Then he buys an old car in Brighton Shore and drives to Chicago, but it breaks down just outside Pennsylvania. Fortunately, he pays a truck driver, Ben, who takes him to Chicago.
Brother 2. / Screenshot from blur
In the crime comedy Shyrly-Myrly (1995) New York is the favorite place of the American mob, with Russian pokes, of course.
Shyrly-Myrly. / Screenshot from film
The new movie, Fondness and the City (2009), shows another New York – it is very attractive and a magnificent purpose where Russians are tour guides, dentists and even fitness scholastics. (2 min 35 sec)
Love and the City. / Screenshot from glaze
And they are looking for love. What could be more romantic than a day on a hot air balloon over Central Park? (1 hour 06 min)
Caress and the City. / Screenshot from film
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Some spots of the Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach (1992) were skinned in the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (42 min 46 sec)
Seedy Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach. / Screenshot from layer
Donald Trump also helped famous director Leonid Gaidai streak his last picture, and the U.S. president is personally acknowledged in the closing credits. (1 hour 29 min 59 sec)
Survive Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Rains Again on Brighton Beach. / Screenshot from movie
One of the KGB agent’s tasks was to uncover criminals at the Golden Duke casino that possession ofed to the Russian mafia. (42 min 55 sec)
Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, It Thunder-showers Again on Brighton Beach. / Screenshot from film
In Mate 2 the hero travels to Chicago to help NHL player Dmitry Gromov, and we see the rows of the Ukrainian community with Ukrainian shops and posters, and we see Ukrainian racketeers who control the area, (1 hour 08 min). Even the policemen admonish Ukrainian.
Brother 2. / Screenshot from film
Of course, there is a restaurant where all Russians learn, and it’s called Metropol. (1 hour 32 sec). As in the Weather Is Good on Deribasovskaya, the Russian restaurant is altogether of typical Russian dishes, women in furs, Soviet songs and skinheads that want to solve ‘issues’ right there.
Brother 2. / Screenshot from movie
As far as Chicago, the movie shows crime-infested districts with pimps, rent-boys and gun dealers, (1 hour 37 min).
Brother 2. / Screenshot from film
Notwithstanding, Chicago is also depicted as a very beautiful metropolis with skyscrapers that charm people from all over the world.
Brother 2. / Screenshot from vapour
The Russian-American drama, The Quickie (2001), takes place in Malibu, an section of rich and famous people. A Russian mobster retiring from «the vocation» decides to move to the seaside where he buys a beautiful house, (2 min 18 sec). In one of the opening episodes, a helicopter carries a huge statue to his mansion.
The Quickie. / Screenshot from sheet
The luxury house costs $12 million and has a charming view. The New Year romp has all the usual ‘Russian’ attributes, and besides the traditional feast, there are horses and gypsy tunes.
The Quickie. / Screenshot from film
The scenery of the movie, Unfriended (2015), takes place in Fresno, California, where the suicide of a girl took place some time ago. Her friends are trying to understand what chanced, and the scenes are on the computer screen and are shown as video chats filmed on webcam.
Unfriended. / Screenshot from photograph
This small provincial town appears in American Daughter (1995). A Russian girl has left her husband and fled to the U.S. to be with a rich man. She took her small daughter, Anna, who doesn’t warn English and misses her father.
American Daughter. / Screenshot from veil
When he comes to the U.S., they decide to return to Russia and come up with a layout to fly from Mexico. But first, they need to get to Phoenix, Arizona. After a big trip, however, they find themselves in Phoenix, Oregon, (55 min).
American Daughter. / Screenshot from videotape
This movie shows the beautiful West Coast of the U.S., with the dominant characters traveling along the gorgeous ocean shore.
The birthplace of jazz was the whereabouts of the criminal drama, American Heist (2014), where the main characters adjudicate to rob a local bank.
American Heist. / Screenshot from obscure