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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming! [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 26103192
  • Release Date: 02/10/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Making-of featurette: hosted by producer/director Norman Jewison
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!
    Just because The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming was vastly overrated by contemporary critics does not make it any less amusing. The story gets under way when a Soviet submarine accidently gets lodged in a sandbar on the coast of a New England town. In his feature film debut, Alan Arkin plays the sub's second-in-command, who is ordered by commander Theodore Bikel to free up the sub and skeedaddle before an international incident erupts. Hoping to secure a power boat to tug the sub out to sea, Arkin and his men call upon vacationing TV writer Carl Reiner, passing themselves off as Norwegians. When this ruse fails, Arkin is reluctantly compelled to force Reiner at gunpoint to fetch his motorboat, while gentle-natured Russian sailor John Philip Law is left behind to guard Reiner's wife Eva Marie Saint and pretty neighbor girl Andrea Dromm (yes, love blooms). The plot thickens when the locals, notably bullnecked sheriff Brian Keith and superpatriot Paul Ford, spread the word that the Russians have "invaded" their little community. Several slapstick complications later, the Russians and the locals face each other down in the center of the village, weapons at the ready. Fortunately, World War 3 is averted when the Russians and the villagers band together to rescue young Johnny Whittaker from falling to his doom. Enormously popular upon its first release, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming still works on a slick sitcom level. The film was based on a novel by Nathaniel Benchley, the son of humorist Robert Benchley and the father of Jaws author Peter Benchley. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Carl Reiner
      Carl Reiner - Walt Whittaker
    • Eva Marie Saint
      Eva Marie Saint - Elspeth Whittaker
    • Alan Arkin
      Alan Arkin - Lt. Rozanov
    • Brian Keith
      Brian Keith - Link Mattocks
    • Jonathan Winters
      Jonathan Winters - Norman Jonas



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great comedy from '60's !

      Posted
      John
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      One of those classic comedy movies of 60's. Directed by Norman Jewison , Great cast including Alan Arkin. It is a must see movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Comedy

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      1234
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      This is a classic comedy featuring an allstar cast. They don't make comedies like this anymore.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great clasic

      Posted
      69freebird

      I haven't seen it in years and rememberd how funny it was and still is. A must have for all ages.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      getlostalot
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      So glad it was put on blu-ray. It is so funny. It does show we can live in world peace.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      we love this flik

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      bpincolumbia

      This is a great flik. Highly recommended. The humor is actually real and enjoyable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      BigJay430
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      Classic Movie with a good storyline. I really enjoyed it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great comedy in the best Hollywood tradition.

      Posted
      Snick53
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      An almost dark comedy set against the apex of the cold war.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good DVD for the whole family

      Posted
      LadyBug
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      This was a funny enjoyable movie. Laughed till I cried.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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