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Matthew and Marc's Rocky Road to Russia

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2008

Former All Blacks Matthew Ridge and Marc Ellis team up once again to export their brand of larrikin-like behaviour overseas. In this first episode of their Russian travels they find themselves in the capital of Moscow, where they compete to get smiles out of locals, and head to a space agency building to see if they have the physical ability (and appropriate payment for the guards) to head out into the cosmos. Ridge is informed of a kidney problem, and Ellis gets told he has a dickey heart; but neither diagnosis is enough to prevent the pair testing their limits on the centrifuge. 

If you can crack a smile out of a Russian within the first week, you're on fire.
– Matthew Ridge

Key Cast & Crew

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Jonathan Glazier


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Matthew Ridge


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Marc Ellis


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Anthony Nevison

Sound Recordist

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Howard Dunn

Sound Mix

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Adam Baines

Editor, Sound Design

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Eyeworks New Zealand