Sakharov (film)

Sakharov is a 1984 American drama film directed by Jack Gold and written by David W. Rintels. The film stars Jason Robards, Glenda Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Frank Finlay, Michael Bryant and Paul Freeman. The film premiered on HBO on June 20, 1984.[1][2][3]

Screenplay byDavid W. Rintels
Directed byJack Gold
StarringJason Robards
Glenda Jackson
Nicol Williamson
Frank Finlay
Michael Bryant
Paul Freeman
Theme music composerCarl Davis
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Herbert Brodkin
Producer(s)Robert Berger
Production location(s)Austria
CinematographyTony Imi
Editor(s)Keith Palmer
Running time118 minutes
Production company(s)Titus Productions Limited
DistributorHBO Premiere Films
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • June 20, 1984 (1984-06-20)


  • From IMDb*

Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights movement to his receiving the Nobel Peace prize. Sakharov's actions first caused him to lose a senior party position, then half his salary, and finally completely being dismissed from his job and exiled to Gorky, an industrial city. When the Nobel prize is awarded, he is denied the trip to receive it. His wife was able to go there. Sakharov launched a lengthy hunger strike to protest his country's treatment of its people.

The New York Times notes the film,"Features an intensely devoted cast, from Mr. Robards and Miss Jackson, who very nearly walks off with the picture."



  1. "Sakharov (1984) - Overview". Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  2. O'Connor, John J. (1984-06-20). "Tv Review - Hbo'S Film Drama On Sakharov". Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  3. Jarvis, Jeff (2015-02-01). "Picks and Pans Review: Sakharov". Retrieved 2016-01-30.
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