Spinning Boris (2003)
Movie: Spinning Boris
- Director: Roger Spottiswoode
- Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Boris Lee Krutonog, Svetlana Efremova, Shauna MacDonald, Gregory Hlady, Vladimir Radian, Ilia Volok, Konstantin Kazakov, Judah Katz, Maria Syrgiannis, Ola Sturik, Gillian Vanderburgh, Serge Timokhin
- Release Date: October 23, 2003
- Run Time: 1h 52min
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
Early in 1996, three Republican campaign operatives take a job in secret assisting Boris Yeltsin\’s reelection. Once in Moscow, they find he\’s polling at 6 percent with the election a few months away. While Joe Shumate wants to go home, George Gorton and Dick Dresner vote to stay. First, they must get someone\’s attention; they succeed finally with Yeltsin\’s daughter. Then it\’s polling, focus groups, messages and spin. Even as Yeltsin\’s numbers go up, the trio are unsure who hired them and whether Yeltsin\’s allies have a different plan in mind than election victory. When the going gets toughest, it\’s Gorton who puts a spin on our stake: democracy and capitalism must win.