The White Shadow/The Russians Are Coming

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The Russians Are Coming
Season 2, Episode 20
Airdate February 26, 1980
Production Number 3264-9131
Teleplay by Joshua Brand,
David Assael
Story by Robert DiPietro
Directed by Victor Lobl
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The Russians Are Coming is the twentieth episode of the second season of The White Shadow, and the thirty-fifth episode overall.


Also Starring: Jerry Fogel, Robin Rose, John Mengatti (Nick Vitaglia), Russell Phillip Robinson (Phil Jeffers)

Guest Starring: Chris Mulkey (), Kenneth Kimmins ()

Co-Starring: Zitto Kazann (Russian Coach), Gene Scherer (Dimitrov), Jonathan Gries (Uri Kogenski), Brad Maule (Alexi Korchov), Gregory Fisher (Russian Player), McKee Anderson (Mrs. Johnson), Jaison Walker (Beggar)


Plot Overview

Coach Reeves gets involved in a bit of international intrigue after a player from the Soviet Union basketball team asks for help in defecting to the United States.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments