“The Crew is an all-out action disaster movie that kept me gripped, intrigued and hooked from start to finish,” writes Back to the Movies, 4/5 stars.

Los Angeles, CA – June 13, 2018 – “The action becomes relentless. The movie never holds up for one second and that’s exactly what you want as a viewer.” – Back to the Movies on ‘THE CREW’.

Award-winning writer-director Nikolay Lebedev’s (‘Legend No. 19’) explosive Russian blockbuster ‘THE CREW’ (originally titled ‘Ekipazh’) will disembark to the U.S. for VOD platforms on June 25th, brought exclusively by TriCoast Entertainment, reports Back to the Movies.

Summary: When a young pilot, Alexey Gushchin (Danila Kozlovsky), is discharged from Russia’s military service and aircraft school, he receives a second chance to redeem his aviator dreams by joining Russia’s passenger airplane program alongside the firm crew commander, Leonid Zinchenko (Vladimir Mashkov) and the beautiful co-pilot, Alexandra (Agne Grudyte). But, when the aircraft’s radio receiver alerts them of a disastrous and catastrophic erupting volcano “reducing a city to ashes”, the team must learn to work together to fulfill their courageous and selfless roles as pilots – to execute a successful rescue mission to land safely and evacuate the survivors.

Like an “end-to-end spectacle” you never want to end, “The Crew stored all that energy and brilliance and dragged it out for the duration keeping you hooked throughout.” 

Lebedev’s action-packed disaster film grips viewers from beginning to end, with stunning cinematography and the utilization of high-quality special effects, eventually allowing viewers to embark on the perilous rescue mission alongside the flight crew. Created with “cinematic brilliance” as the second-ever Russian film shot using a 3D IMAX camera, creating the sense of “everything feeling seamless and deadly realistic.” Unlike other disaster films in America, ‘THE CREW’ contains spectacular VFX graphics and CGI stunts that elevate Lebedev’s flight-drama as “images just pop off the screen”.

A disaster movie “needs to project a sense of doom, death, and disaster and The Crew does that in spades.”

Accompanied by “beautiful cinematography mixed with a production value so much higher than it’s budget may suggest,” Lebedev’s flight-drama has “action sequences are right up there with such movies as Deepwater Horizon,” exploding ‘THE CREW’ as this summer’s must-see action flick. “Hats off to all those involved in making the film look as vibrantly stunning as it does.”

Incredibly successful worldwide, ‘THE CREW’ grossed about $23 million in Russia alone, was Russia’s best-performing homegrown film of 2016, and has remained the third top-grossing movie in Russia overall. At the 2017 APKIT Awards, ‘THE CREW’ was awarded seven-prestigious wins – Special Prize, Golden Eagle Award – Best Feature Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music, Best Film Editing, and Best Feature Film. Thanks to the performances, cinematography and economical edit, ‘THE CREW’ is one joy ride you won’t want to miss. ‘THE CREW will be available on U.S. VOD platforms June 25th

‘THE CREW’ featuring an authentic and fantastic Russian cast with “wonderful performances” by Danila Kozlovsky, Vladimir Mashkov (‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Daddy’), and Lithuanian actress, Agne Grudyte (‘Nyukhach’, ‘Single Valentine’). Alongside, supports Sergey Gazarov (‘Revizor’, ‘12’), Katerina Shiptsa (‘Metro’, ‘Project’, ‘Gemini’), Sergey Shakurov (‘Brezhnev’, ‘Velikaya’) and Sergey Romanovich (‘Pitch’). For press inquires, please contact

THE CREW (2018, 101 min.) Directed by Nikolay Lebedev. Editor: Aleksey Bobrov. Cinematography: Irek Hartowicz. Original Music: Artem Vassiliev. Russia, Cambodia, French, Russian, English. Three T Productions, Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Televizionnaya i Radioveshchatelnaya Kompaniya (VGTRK), Central Partnership, TriCoast Entertainment.

Production companies: Three T Productions, Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Televizionnaya i Radioveshchatelnaya Kompaniya (VGTRK).

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