Operation Odessa

From the director and producers of The Seven Five comes Operation Odessa, a true crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear submarine to a Colombian drug cartel.

A gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the documentary tells the story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel, and the DEA for the score of a lifetime.

The tale became an international media sensation. But the truth about what really happened has remained an underworld myth… until now.

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Credits

Director:

Tiller Russell

Producer:

Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sheldon Yellen

Cinematographer:

Kenny Stoff

Editor:

Greg Tillman

Music:

Shrapnel

Principal Cast:

Ludwig Fainberg, aka "Tarzan", Juan Almeida, Nelson Tony Yester, Kristy Galeota, Tony Galeota, Brent Eaton, Mike McShane, Dick Gregorie

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: David Holthouse, Co-Producer: James Carroll, Co-Producer: Justin Medeiros, Co-Editor: Rick Millewski, Additional Editor: Amy Schwartz, Assistant Editor: John Younger, Second Unit Photographer: Jeffrey A. Cunningham, Line Producer: Rachel Dax, Associate Producer: Rusty Amarante

Contact

Distributor:

Showtime (Domestic) Netflix (International)
Katie.Hacala@Showtime.net

Public Film Contact:

Patrick Murphy
Intellectual Property Corporation
patrick@theipcorp.com
4242015320

Publicity Contact:

Marissa Burton
marissa.burton@showtime.net
3102345222

Sales Agent:

Lance Klein (WME) 310-285-9000

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

95:00 mins