The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

directed by Norman Jewison
List(s):"Movie Two"
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1966
Date Added:02/06/2015
Date Watched:06/04/2019
Description:A Russian sub accidentally grounds on an island off the U.S. East Coast. The Russian crew only wants to get away. They sent a party, led by Lt. Rozanov (Alan Arkin), to get a boat to tow the sub off the sand. Rozanov and his crew end up in the house of Walt (Carl Reiner) and Elspeth (Eva Marie Saint). When they find out there is no boat there, they head to town, leaving Alexei to guard Walt's family. Walt manages to disarm Alexei and heads to town to spread a warning. Meanwhile, word had gotten out and the entire population of the island over-reacts and creates havoc. By the end of the movie, Walt and Rozanov understand each other and work together to prevent an incident. Alexei falls in love with Walt's babysitter. The Russian captain manages to float the sub and heads into the harbor. He threatens to bomb the town if all his men aren't returned. At the moment of greatest tension, a small boy falls out of the church steeple and ends up hanging high over the street. The islanders and the Russians join together to save him. Meanwhile, the Air Force is on its way. Elspeth comes up with an idea to escort the sub to deep water so it can't be bombed. Brian Keith plays an unexciteable police officer.
My Rating:5

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Review - Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, The

Carl Reiner and Alan Arkin do a good job in their rolls. Everyone else tries to be funny by yelling and acting stupidly. It got annoying long before it was over. As an idea of how stupid it was, Jonathan Winters, who was never funny in his life, plays a deputy.
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