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80s american film where some young boys find a russian spy and make friends with him

These kids are playing in a sewer and get briefly attacked by a grown man. This guy is a Russian spy. I think he feels bad for hurting a kid and tries to help him. The kids and the Russian spy end up becoming friends. The most vivid scene I can recall is where the kids take the Russian shopping. We get an 80s montage of them trying on a bunch of different outfits. I think the kids were trying to americanize the Russian spy.
asked Jan 7 in Name That Movie by master41 (418 points)

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"Russkies" (1987)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093898/

IMDb:
"A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War."

From Wikipedia:
"After lunch at a local McDonald's, tensions flare over what to do next, but Jason sides with Adam that as he has no anti-U.S. agenda, Mischa should not be turned in. Mischa buys some U.S. clothes and the four spend the Fourth of July messing around at the racetrack, arcade, mini-golf, and batting cages."

answered Jan 7 by casspir (18,826 points)
selected Jan 8 by master41
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