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White Knights is a 1985 thriller starring Gregory Hines, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, and top Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. White Nights is too much a thriller to be considered a musical, but the film's major draws are musical, Lionel Richie's music and the dancing of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. Film critics who did not like the film, such as Roger Ebert, still thought the film worth watching for the dance scenes alone.

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White Knights is a 1985 thriller starring Gregory Hines, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, and top Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. White Nights is too much a thriller to be considered a musical, but the film's major draws are musical, Lionel Richie's music and the dancing of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.Creator/GregoryHines. Film critics who did not like the film, such as Roger Ebert, still thought the film worth watching for the dance scenes alone.


* SpoilerCover: The movie poster tells you that the two main characters will end up as friends who risk their lives for one another. ''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."''

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* SpoilerCover: The movie poster tells you that the two main characters are antagonists at beginning, but the poster spoils that they will end up as friends who risk their lives for one another.become friends. ''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."''


* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history according to TheOtherWiki. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.

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* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history according to Wiki.TheOtherWiki. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.


* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history according to Wiki.TheOtherWiki. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.

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* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history according to Wiki.TheOtherWiki. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.


* TrueArtIsAngsty: The two main characters art had something to do with their defection which led to consequent political intrigue.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: The two main characters desire art had something to do with all their defection which led to consequent subsequent pain, defection, and political intrigue.


* GenreShift: A tense UsefulNotes/ColdWar thriller about a defector in Soviet prison which features [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ballet ballet]], tap dancing, and feel good pop music about ThePowerOfFriendship by Music/PhilCollins and Music/LionelRichie.

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* GenreShift: GenreBusting: A tense UsefulNotes/ColdWar thriller about a defector in Soviet prison which features [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ballet ballet]], tap dancing, and feel good pop music about ThePowerOfFriendship by Music/PhilCollins and Music/LionelRichie.


Isabella Rossellini plays Raymond's devoted Russian wife, Darya Greenwood. [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/HelenMirren Helen Mirren]] plays Nikolai's former love interest, whom he abandoned, but now holds influence over him and Soviet organizations. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford. During the 58th Oscar Awards, the film won [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestOriginalSong Best Original Song]] for "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop (also nominated). [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheEighties The 80's]] setting is an important aspect of the film, since much of the drama is fueled by the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/ColdWar Cold War]].

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Isabella Rossellini Creator/IsabellaRossellini plays Raymond's devoted Russian wife, Darya Greenwood. [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/HelenMirren Helen Mirren]] Creator/HelenMirren plays Nikolai's former love interest, whom he abandoned, but now holds influence over him and Soviet organizations. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford. During the 58th Oscar Awards, UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony, the film won [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestOriginalSong Best Original Song]] for "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop (also nominated). [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheEighties The 80's]] setting is an important aspect of the film, since much of the drama is fueled by the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/ColdWar Cold War]].



* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.

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* DancingRoyalty: Mikhail Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history.history according to Wiki.TheOtherWiki. Gregory Hines was no slouch either, famous for his tap dancing. Their movie characters were also famous for their dancing.


White Knights is a 1985 thriller starring Gregory Hines, [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/HelenMirren Helen Mirren]], Isabella Rossellini, and top Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. White Nights is too much a thriller to be considered a musical, but the film's major draws are musical, Lionel Richie's music and the dancing of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. Film critics who did not like the film, such as Roger Ebert, still thought the film worth watching for the dance scenes alone.

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White Knights is a 1985 thriller starring Gregory Hines, [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/HelenMirren Helen Mirren]], Isabella Rossellini, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/IsabellaRossellini, and top Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. White Nights is too much a thriller to be considered a musical, but the film's major draws are musical, Lionel Richie's music and the dancing of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. Film critics who did not like the film, such as Roger Ebert, still thought the film worth watching for the dance scenes alone.


* GenreShift: A tense Cold War thriller about a defector in Soviet prison which features ballet, tap dancing, and feel good pop music about The Power of Friendship by Phil Collins and Lionel Richie.



* ''[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Improv Improv]] Dancing'': In-universe the characters are dancing during dialog while making a point, not as part of a production.

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* GenreShift: A tense UsefulNotes/ColdWar thriller about a defector in Soviet prison which features [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ballet ballet]], tap dancing, and feel good pop music about ThePowerOfFriendship by Music/PhilCollins and Music/LionelRichie.
* ''[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Improv Improv]] Dancing'': In-universe InvokedTrope as the characters are dancing improv dance riffs during dialog while making a point, dialog, not as part of a an official music production.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Built into the movie poster, and the lyrics of the award winning theme song, ''"Say You, Say Me"''.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Built into the movie poster, and the lyrics of the award winning theme song, ''"Say You, Say Me"''.

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* GenreShift: A tense Cold War thriller about a defector in Soviet prison which features ballet, tap dancing, and feel good pop music about The Power of Friendship by Phil Collins and Lionel Richie.





* FireForgedFriends: The tap dancer and ballet dancer are set up as antagonists, yet bond through dancing and become allies. This doesn't seem like a spoiler since it is right on the movie poster, '''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''

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* FireForgedFriends: The tap dancer and ballet dancer are set up as antagonists, yet bond through dancing and become allies. This doesn't seem like a spoiler since it is right on the movie poster, '''"Two ''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''"''



* SpoilerCover: The movie poster tells you that the two main characters will end up as friends who risk their lives for one another. '''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''

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* SpoilerCover: The movie poster tells you that the two main characters will end up as friends who risk their lives for one another. '''"Two ''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''"''



* TrueArtIsAngsty: The two main characters art had something to do with their defection which led to consequent political intrigue.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: The two main characters art had something to do with their defection which led to consequent political intrigue.intrigue.
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* PsychologicalThriller: Although the film has thrilling action, the focus is on the characters and their dilemmas.

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* PsychologicalThriller: Although the film has thrilling action, the focus is on the characters characters, their art, their challenges, and their dilemmas.choices.


* ThePowerOfFriendship: Built into the movie poster, and the lyrics of the award winning theme song, ''"Say You, Say Me"''.


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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Built into the movie poster, and the lyrics of the award winning theme song, ''"Say You, Say Me"''.


* FireForgedFriends: The tap dance and ballet dancer are set up as antagonists, yet bond through dancing and become allies. This doesn't seem like a spoiler since it is right on the movie poster, '''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''

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* FireForgedFriends: The tap dance dancer and ballet dancer are set up as antagonists, yet bond through dancing and become allies. This doesn't seem like a spoiler since it is right on the movie poster, '''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''


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* SpoilerCover: The movie poster tells you that the two main characters will end up as friends who risk their lives for one another. '''"Two men. Not soldiers. Not heroes. Just dancers. Willing to risk their lives for freedom and each other."'''


* AsHimself: But the star of the film, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the character he plays in the film are incredibly successful Russian male ballet dancers who defected to the West.

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* AsHimself: But Both the star of the film, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the character he plays in the film are incredibly successful Russian male ballet dancers who defected to the West.

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