White Nights is a film directed by Taylor Hackford starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The movie centers around a Russian dancer named Nikolai (Mikhail) who left his country for America where he could pursue his dreams as a dancer. As he flies over the continent of Russia one day during his travels, the plane announces that it must make an immediate landing due to technical difficulties. Their landing is rough, and the KGB forces everyone to remain in the city for sometime before they can return to their home countries. What Nikolai doesn't know, is that the KGB is determined to keep Nikolai in the country. They enlist an American man named Raymond (Gregory Hines) to house Nikolai in his apartment, hoping that he will convince him to stay. Nikolai sees through Raymond's motives, and sets his heart on fleeing the country. Will the American government rescue Nikolai, or will he have to make it out on his own?