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The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) - A Russian crew beached off Cape Cod


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Directed by Norman Jewison and adapted off the Nathaniel Benchley novel, this movie is a hilarious farce exploring the cold war relations on an island of Cape Cod.


Carl Reiner is hilarious as a vacationing New York writer and Alan Arkin is outstanding as a Russian Lieutenant trying to find a boat to pull his commander's submarine from being stuck in shallow water. An all-star cast and a fun feel-good movie leads to a good time. The supporting cast is rounded out by such stars as Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters and Theodore Bikel who plays the Soviet commander.


This is a comedy that stands the test of time.