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The Band Code

Directed by

Mikhail Pankavuranov

Produced by

Pankavuranov Pictures

Based on

The Band Code (1993) by Rafael dela Cruz

Release date

May 29, 2013

Starring

Boris Yazenev
Irina Berezovskaya

Budget

m118 million

Box office income

m908,443,975

Duration

126 minutes

Distributor

Margovyan National Pictures

The Band Code is a Margovyan musical comedy-drama film produced by Pankavuranov Pictures. It is based on the 1993 Rafael dela Cruz novel of the same name, and stars Boris Yazenev and Irina Berezovskaya. It is directed by Mikhail Pankavuranov.

The film was released on May 29, 2013 and garnered a total box office income of m908 million, and is well-received by critics.

PlotEdit

Chicago, 2013. An aspiring rock band called Under Pressure, consisting of senior college students, vocalist Mark Aiden (Boris Yazenev), guitarist Cameron Octavian (Boris Sorbariyev), drummer Paul Harris (Mstislav Pankavuranov), and bassist Lawrence Chambers (Abram Domovich), sign up to the university's annual battle of the bands, where they have won three years in a row, and aiming for their fourth straight win. However, they are then challenged by a new band called Little Angels, consisted of freshmen students Ria Williams (Irina Berezovskaya), Genevieve Cosgrove (Svetlana Vegova), and Linda O'Donnell (Yelena Porsenko). At first, the members of Under Pressure, especially Mark, underestimate the enemy. However, when the opponents prove to be a threat to their championship streak when they almost got eliminated before reaching the top 10 (only to be saved by the disqualification of a band who used lip-synching, which is highly prohibited in the competition), Mark decided to pretend to date and fall in love with Ria so that they can manipulate the opponents out of the battle.

At first, Mark's attempt to impress Ria failed, but after he tried to impress her parents (Borislav Okurev and Lyudmila Garbova) at the suggestion of his band mates, he was able to score one date with Ria, only to fail horribly as Ria clearly doesn't want any part of him. However, after Ria walked out of the restaurant following the failed date, she was attacked by a mugger, but Mark suddenly comes to her rescue, and paid the price by sustaining an injury on his left shoulder. After she took him to the hospital, Ria agrees to redo their first date, after which Ria goes home, now apparently in love with Mark.

CastEdit

Tatiana Vinogradova makes a cameo appearance as the leader of the disqualified band that pushed Under Pressure into the top 10. Also, this marks the final film appearance of Fyodora Velinina, who died in a political terrorist attack almost two months before the release of the film. The film is also dedicated to her memory.

ProductionEdit

Release and ReceptionEdit

SoundtrackEdit

No. TitleWriter(s)Performed by Length
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"  NirvanaNirvana 5:01
2. "Wrecking Ball (Cover of the song by Miley Cyrus)"  Lukasz Gottwald, Maureen "Mozella" McDonald, Kiyanu Kim, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek, Henry WalterLittle Angels 3:41
3. "Radioactive"  Melvyn Gonzalez, Alexander Grant, Ben McKee, Josh Mosser, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne SermonImagine Dragons (feat. Under Pressure) 3:05
4. "I Live My Life for You (Cover of the song by FireHouse)"  C.J. Snare, Bill LevertyUnder Pressure 4:24
5. "Be Your Everything"  Martin Johnson, Rob HawkinsBoys Like Girls 3:30
6. "This I Promise You (Cover of the song by NSYNC)"  Richard MarxBoris Yazenev 4:44
7. "What About Now (Cover of the song by Daughtry)"  Ben Moody, David Hodges, Josh HartzlerBoris Yazenev 4:10
8. "Scream and Shout"  Andrey VizinskyThe Real Deal 5:37
9. "First Time (Cover of the song by Lifehouse)"  Jason Wade, Jude ColeUnder Pressure 3:22
10. "Since U Been Gone (Cover of the song by Kelly Clarkson"  Max Martin, Lukasz GottwaldLittle Angels 3:08
11. "Lips of an Angel (Cover of the song by Hinder"  Austin Wrinkler, Cody Hanson, Brian HowesThe 1976 4:21
12. "My Happy Ending"  Avril Lavigne, Butch WalkerAvril Lavigne 4:02
13. "Breakeven"  Andrew Frampton, Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Steve KipnerThe Script 4:21
14. "Chasing Cars"  Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson, Jonny QuinnSnow Patrol 4:27
15. "Joy to the World (Cover of the song by Three Dog Night)"  Hoyt AxtonThe 1976 3:50
16. "All In (Cover of the song by Lifehouse)"  Jason WadeUnder Pressure 3:54
17. "If You're Not the One"  Daniel BedingfieldDaniel Bedingfield 4:19
18. "F**k You"  Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Philip Lawrence, Brody Brown, Ari LevineCeeLo Green 3:41
19. "Straight in Your Eyes"  Boris Yazenev, Marvik Rondayev, Adriyan Baychenko, Roland Tidzhomov, Tanya KalininaUnder Pressure 4:39
20. "Wherever You Will Go"  Alex Band, Aaron KaminThe Calling 3:29
21. "Hollywood"  Michael Bublé, Robert G. ScottMichael Bublé 4:13
22. "On Bended Knee (Cover of the song by {Boyz II Men)"  James Harris III, Terry LewisBoris Yazenev, Boris Sorbariyev, Orental Gibitov, Hafimwahlid Talnaev 5:29
23. "Two Is Better Than One (Cover of the song by Boys Like Girls feat. Taylor Swift)"  Martin Johnson, Taylor SwiftNot So Socialist (feat. Pristina Leonova 4:02
Total length:
95:29

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