The Summit Series of September 1972 in Montreal. At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet national hockey team won the opening game against the NHL’s Team Canada 7 – 3, surprising the hockey community and the Western world at large. For the Soviet team, virtually unknown in North America, the match wasn’t just about sportsmanship; it was a chance to unveil the strength of their country to the millions of viewers.  

The game introduced the world to a new hockey star, player #17 Valeri Kharlamov, who scored two goals, catapulting himself to athletic stardom. To the world, he will be known as simply “ №17.” His dream – rooted in perseverance, talent, and lifelong lessons of Coach Anatoly Tarasov made №17 a legend of the World hockey.

  • Title: LEGEND # 17
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Drama/ Sport/ Biography
  • Country of origin: Russia
  • Directed by: Nikolay Lebedev
  • Director of photography: Irek Hartowicz
  • Written by: Michael Mestetsky, Nikolay Kulikov, Nikolay Lebedev
  • Original music by: Eduard Artemev
  • Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Oleg Menshikov, Darya Ekamasova, Vladimir Menshov, Svetlana Ivanova, Alejandra Grepi, Javier Alcina
  • Production: © Three T Productions
  • Producers: Leonid Vereschagin, Nikita Mikhalkov, Anton Zlatopolsky, Svetlana Migunova- Dali, Mel Borz
  • Distributor: Central Partnership (Russia), Inter-Film, Inerfilm Distribution
  • Link: open link