Newsmakers

(2009)

Overview

A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police incompetence is soon the lead story in every news bulletin. Public confidence in law and order now suffers irreparable harm. The head of the Moscow force welcomes a public search-and-destroy operation against these thugs, the brainchild of Katya, his PR director. She proposes that the capture of this dangerous gang be transformed into a live TV show of a kind never seen before. At this point she cannot know that the gang leader's life-and-death struggle with the police is destined to lead to a media duel. Besieged in a huge apartment block, the crooks hold hostage a father and his son and daughter. A massive special forces rescue operation is mounted but fails miserably.

  1. Anders Banke

    Director

  2. Sam Klebanov

    Writer

  3. Alexandr Lungin

    Writer

  4. Yip Tin-Shing

    Writer

  5. Chan Hing-Kar

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Andrey Merzlikin

    Andrey Merzlikin

    Smirnov

  2. Yevgeni Tsyganov

    Yevgeni Tsyganov

    Herman

  3. Maria Mashkova

    Maria Mashkova

    Katya

  4. Sergey Garmash

    Sergey Garmash

    Killer

  5. Maxim Konovalov

    Maxim Konovalov

    Kley

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Original Title Goryachie Novosti

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 6, 2009
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Russian

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue -

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