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Coming Out of the Ice


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continues a season of films new to television, tonight starring
John Savage and Willie Nelson
This award-winning movie is based on the incredible true story of teenager Victor Herman who visited Russia with his parents in 1931. As a fine athlete Victor was persuaded to stay in the Soviet Union to take up training opportunities he would not have in his native Detroit. It was 36 years before he was allowed to return home - and 18 of those years were spent in Siberian labour camps. This is the story of his experiences....
Screenplay by Alan Sharp
From the book by Victor Herman Produced by Christopher Pearce Directed by Warris Hussein
(First showing on British television)
● Films: page 29


Screenplay: Alan Sharp
Book By: Victor Herman
Producer: Christopher Pearce
Director: Warris Hussein
Victor Herman: John Savage
Red Loon: Willie Nelson
Galina: Francesca Annnis
Tuchachevsky: Ben Cross
Sam Herman: Frank Windsor
Belov: Peter Vaughan
Rose Herman: Sylvia Kay
Chernov: John Malcolm
Barber: Bernice Stegers
Atoman: Steven Berkhoff
Nesterov: Donald Eccles
Samsonov: Tom Chadbon
Bikov: Clive Merrison
Commissar of Krasnoyarsk: Edward Burnham
Guard commanders: Camp one: David Hayman
Guard commanders: Camp two: Malcolm Storry

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