An epic story of murder and intrigue, Gorky Park (1983) is set in pre-perestroika Russia. The stunningly photographed action follows painfully bewildered Moscow homicide detective William Hurt as he unravels the mystery behind a heinous triple murder. Three cadavers are found in his city’s Gorky Park; the corpses have had their faces and fingertips removed. Screen great Lee Marvin is great onscreen as a double-dealing American, and blatantly Irish Brian Dennehy is classically cast as a New York City cop whose son was among the three murdered people. The real bright spot is fine-line fantasy fodder Joanna Pacula as a Moscow girl whose ice skates are found on the feet of one of the victims.