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The Medicine Against Fear (Lekarstvo protiv strakha)

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The Medicine Against Fear
(Lekarstvo protiv strakha)
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Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Albert Mkrtchyan
Release Date 1978
Language Russian
Studio Sverdlovks Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Militsia Capt. Stanislav Pavlovich Tikhonov Aleksandr Fatyushin
Militsia Gen. Maj. Sharapov Georgi Zhzhyonov
Militsia Capt. Andrey Filippovich Pozdnyakov Vladimir Sedov
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Panafidin Vyacheslav Shalevich
Vladimir Lyzhin Sergei Desnitsky
Boris Chebakov Yuri Gusev
Olga Ilyinichna Panafidina Olga Naumenko
Umar Ramazanov Georgy Chepchyan

The Medicine Against Fear (Lekarstvo protiv strakha) is a Soviet 1978 detective movie directed by Albert Mkrtchyan and based on the novel by Arkadiy and Georgiy Vayners. Militsia Capt. Pozdnyakov (Vladimir Sedov) is drugged by unknown medicine, his sidearm and identification card are stolen and used in criminal activities. Stanislav Tikhonov (Aleksandr Fatyushin) investigates the case. Soon he finds out that the drug, used in the crime, is still tested in pharmaceutical laboratory and unavailable for publice use. Studying the feud between the head of the laboratory Prof. Panafidin and his former assistant Lyzhin who is the real inventor of the drug, Tikhonov uncovers how the medicine falls in hands of criminals.

The movie is the first screen adaptation of the original novel, followed by 1990 mini series Entrance to Labyrinth (Vkhod v labirint). In 2016 the novel was adapted once more as a part of TV series Sledovatel Tikhonov.

The following weapons were used in the film The Medicine Against Fear (Lekarstvo protiv strakha):

Nagant M1895

Gen. Sharapov (Georgi Zhzhyonov) (the same character, only thirty years later) gives his personal Nagant M1895 revolver to Capt. Andrey Pozdnyakov (Vladimir Sedov).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Sharapov cleans his Nagant and gives it to Pozdnyakov.
Pozdnyakov takes the revolver.
Pozdnyakov fires the Nagant at criminals.
Wounded Pozdnyakov drops the revolver.

Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms of Militsia personnel. A PM, stolen from Pozdnyakov, is seen in hands of a criminal.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
A closeup of Capt. Stanislav Tikhonov's (Aleksandr Fatyushin) pistol.
Tikhonov holds his pistol during the arrest of a criminal.
A criminal (Vyacheslav Gostinsky) holds Pozdnyakov's PM.
The criminal fires.
A Militsia operative holds a PM.

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