|Directed by||Roger Spottiswoode|
|Produced by||Cydney Bernard|
|Music by||Jeff Danna|
|Cinematography||John S. Bartley|
|Edited by||Michael Pacek|
|October 23, 2003|
Spinning Boris is a 2003 American comedy film starring Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode. In the film, a Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with Boris Yeltsin's reelection campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
The film is based on the true story of three American political consultants who ran the successful reelection campaign of Boris Yeltsin in 1996, although some question the degree of involvement of the Americans in Yeltsin's reelection. The 1996 elections were marred by rampant vote fraud and in 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev explicitly said that "There is hardly any doubt who won [that race]. It was not Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin."
- Jeff Goldblum – George Gorton
- Anthony LaPaglia – Dick Dresner
- Liev Schreiber – Joe Shumate
- Boris Krutonog – Felix Braynin
- Svetlana Efremova – Tatyana Dyachenko
- Shauna MacDonald – Lisa
- Gregory Hlady – Andrei Lugov
- Vladimir Radian – Vasso
- Ilia Volok – Elvis Impersonator
- Konstantin Kazakov – Oleg Soskovets
- Judah Katz – Michael Kramer
- "Rewriting Russian History: Did Boris Yeltsin Steal the 1996 Presidential Election?". Time. 24 February 2012.
- "Breaking News: Russian Electoral Fraud Existed Prior to Putin". Forbes. 25 February 2012. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014.
- Spinning Boris at the Internet Movie Database
- Spinning Boris at Rotten Tomatoes
- Article about film (Russian)
- Time Magazine article (July 15, 1996) detailing the events in the movie
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