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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)

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This film begins when a Soviet submarine accidentally gets lodged in a sandbar on the coast of a New England town. Alan Arkin plays the sub's second-in-command, who is ordered to free up the sub and skedaddle before an international incident erupts. However, that proves to be a difficult undertaking.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Rose, Nathaniel Benchley, Nathaniel Benchley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 15, 2002
Runtime:
MGM

Cast

Carl Reiner
as Walt Whittaker
Alan Arkin
as Lt. Rozanov
Eva Marie Saint
as Elspeth Whittaker
Jonathan Winters
as Norman Jones
Brian Keith
as Link Mattocks
Theodore Bikel
as Russian Captain
Paul Ford
as Fendall Hawkins
Tessie O'Shea
as Alice Foss
John Phillip Law
as Alexei Kolchin
Andrea Dromm
as Alison Palmer
Ben Blue
as Luther Grilk
Sheldon Golomb
as Pete Whittaker
Cindy Putnam
as Annie Whittaker
Guy Raymond
as Lester Tilly
Cliff Norton
as Charlie Hinkson
Richard Schaal
as Oscar Maxwell
Philip Coolidge
as Isaac Porter
Don Keefer
as Irving Christiansen
Parker Fennelly
as Mr. Everett
Doro Merande
as Muriel Everett
Johnny Whitaker
as Jerry Maxwell
Ray Baxter
as Brodsky
Paul Verdier
as Maliavin
Nikita Knatz
as Gromolsky
Alex Hassilev
as Hrushevsky
Milos Milos
as Lysenko
Gino Gottarelli
as Kregitkin
Peter Brocco
as Rev. Hawthorne
Sheldon Collins
as Pete Whittaker
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Critic Reviews for The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2)

Arkin, in his film bow, is absolutely outstanding as the courtly Russian who kisses a lady's hand even as he draws a gun.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

More memorable for its title than for anything else.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Over-rated but still holds up as a moderately amusing sit-com lightweight parody of the cold-war and small-town America.

Full Review… | March 28, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inexplicably nominated for Best Picture Oscar, Norman Jewison's situation comedy is mildly amusing, benefiting from a catchy title and allowing Alan Arkin to sport a Russian accent as sailor of a Soviet submarine.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though the film is more than two hours long, the pace is always quick, thanks to the fine editing done by Williams and future director Ashby.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sweet and charmingly funny in many places, this is dated but entertaining.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

½

Over the top send-up of the Cold War has its moments wherein the paranoia of the times makes for some amusement as Russian sailors "invade" Cape Cod. Arkin is the reason to see this, altho Winters, Keith and Ford aid in the effort. A dated piece however.

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Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

An intriguing look into the Cold War's true impact on American life, a bewildered Carl Reiner and an equally misplaced Alan Arkin made for a barrel full of laughs.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

This is enormously funny. It goes to prove that you don't need to treat the Cold War as a reenactment of Red Dawn and its remakes. The entire cast are fabulous and this is a true ensemble comedy.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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