Operation Odessa (TV)

Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Operation Odessa:

I’m mad my parents didn’t buy me a helicopter when Soviet Russia fell.

Quick synopsis for Operation Odessa:

Three gangsters try to sell a nuclear submarine to a drug cartel. It’s so much more than that but honestly, it’s really hard to sum this up quickly.

Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like:

The federal agents have to stifle their laughter during their interviews for the documentary. That is all you need to know.

Fun Fact for History Nerds:

Wait until you hear how much you could buy a nuclear submarine for back in the day!

My Take on Operation Odessa:

A Russian mobster, a Miami playboy, and a Cuban spy walk into a bar. Actually, it was a car lot. It’s not really important. What is important is how absolutely insane this documentary gets in the first 15 minutes. And then it gets more insane. And more.

I don’t want to spoil too much. I tried to hint at the highlights. There are a lot of drugs and strippers. A lot of used Russian military vehicles. A lot of double crosses and a lot of people who really should have been killed by now.

It is Miami Vice only real and much funnier both intentionally and unintentionally.


This is bonkers. You are going to love it. Watch it here!

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