The Day the Fish Came Out, (...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!) (1967)

The Day the Fish Came Out, (...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!)

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Life on a remote Greek resort island is forever changed when two atomic bombs are accidentally dropped there when a NATO plane flies overhead. This comedy chronicles those changes. When the pilots realize they've lost their load, they bail out of their plane and head for the island to get help. The government has beaten them to the punch though and has already sent out an agent disguised as a resort developer. All of them are busily looking for the missing weapons when the island is suddenly … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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as Navigator

as Peter

as Mr. French

as Man in Bed

as Travel Agent

as Tourist

as Tourist
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There's a solid premise for a "Dr. Strangelove"-like political satire here. Two British military pilots crash off the coast of a tiny, impoverished Greek island, and their plane's top-secret cargo falls into the naive hands of the local townspeople (they only know they have an impenetrable metal box with undetermined contents). The government sends a recovery party disguised as gaily dressed (emphasis on "gaily") location scouts for a hotel chain, but widespread rumors of a coming resort quickly transform the island into a booming tourist spot. This is great news for the local economy, but bad news for the undercover soldiers trying to quietly find a missing weapon without disclosing their mission. All of this sounds like great fun, but a confused script and an oppressive homoerotic tone sour the proceedings. Director Mihalis Kakogiannis also designed the costumes, and unfortunately seems much more interested in pushing his flamboyant cabana-boy fashions than directing. Oh, and did I mention that the pilots (one is the otherwise respected Tom Courtenay) spend 80% of the movie wandering around in nothing but dirty underpants? Ugh. A bewildering, unsatisfying conclusion is the final straw. In the end, the best reason to see this obscure flop may be a young, mega-tanned Candice Bergen, who drops by well into the film, stays about a half hour and then sails away with a shrug. Paycheck: received and cashed. You've never seen her this sexy -- if you're a fan, this movie is a must.

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