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

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

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In this comedy, life on a remote Greek resort island is forever changed after two atomic bombs are accidentally dropped there. When the government realizes what has happened, they send out an agent disguised as a resort developer. Soon the doomed island is filled with clamoring, hedonistic resort tourists.

Cast

Tom Courtenay
as The Navigator
Candice Bergen
as Electra Brown
Colin Blakely
as The Pilot
Nikos Alexiou
as Goatherd
Patrick Burke
as Mrs. Mavroyannis
Marlena Carrere
as Goatherd's Wife
Tom Klunis
as Mr. French
William Berger
as Man in Bed
Dora Stratou
as Travel Agent
Alexander Lykourezos
as Director of Tourism
Walter Granecki
as Base Commander
Assi Dayan
as Tourist
Derek Kulai
as Tourist
James Smith
as Tourist
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Audience Reviews for The Day the Fish Came Out, (...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!)

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.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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