Gulag (film)

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Gulag FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Roger Young
Release date
  • January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13) (U.S.)

Gulag is a 1985 drama film by Roger Young, aired originally on HBO and later released to home video. It was reviewed by the New York Times.[1]


TV reporter and former star athlete Mickey Almon is covering a World athletic event in Moscow when he is arrested by the KGB after being approached by a scientist wanting him to smuggle secret information out of the Soviet Union. Almon is imprisoned and interrogated over several days by prison official Bukovsky who ultimately forces him to confess to being a spy for the United States. Though promised with release for doing so, Almon is instead transported to a railway station and placed aboard a train on a Stolypin prison car with other political prisoners bound for a labour camp near the Arctic Circle.

After arriving, Almon meets a fellow foreign prisoner, a heroic Englishman who teaches him how to survive the brutal life of the camp. In time, after learning that his ultimate fate in the camp will eventually be death through hazardous labour, Almon and the Englishman conspire together to plot an escape to Norway.



  1. ^ "TV REVIEW; 'GULAG' DRAMA ON HOME BOX OFFICE". January 17, 1985. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 

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