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The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
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Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Starring: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters
Directed By: Norman Jewison
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Audience Rating: Unrated
Binding: VHS Tape
EAN: 9786301976893
Format: Color
ISBN: 6301976894
Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: MGM (Video & DVD)
Release Date: 1994-03-02
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Theatrical Release Date: 1966-05-25

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Editorial Reviews:

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming looks overly cute now, but really, it was pretty hip for 1966. The cold war was in full deep-freeze when this well-meaning comedy tried to thaw things out a little: a Soviet submarine beaches on the New England coast, sending the locals into a paranoid frenzy. The chief pleasure of the film is Alan Arkin as the sub captain; this was Arkin's first major film role, and he had already mastered his exasperated, slow-burning frown (to say nothing of mastering his Russian dialogue). Arkin snagged an Oscar® nomination, with the movie receiving nominations for best picture, adapted screenplay, and editing--nods that reflect the film's smashing success at the box office. Somewhat dated now, the movie still has its place in the roster of raucous, American small-town comedies; seen in childhood, it will linger nicely as a depiction of foolish grown-ups. --Robert Horton


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Summary: A Classic that's as Funny in 2008 as in 1966
Comment: I bought a DVD of this classic for my mother. She'd never heard about it, and I couldn't imagine missing it! In fact, I became a forever fan of Alan Arkin because of it.

It's just as clever and funny as it was when it first came out. The cars are different, the clothes are different, even some of the boats are different -- but people are the same. They're suspicious and friendly, helpful and downright obstructive. All the same as it was then.

There's a ton of fun in this movie. If you haven't seen it, do so! If you have, laugh again. It's great comedy and appropriate for all ages.


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Summary: The Russians ard Coming. the Russians are Coming
Comment: I saw first saw this movie when I was in the sixth grade. In the middle of the Cold War, just the title was a scary thing for a kid. I sat through it twice before leaving the theater. It not only was hilarious, but eased my mind about that time of world crisis. Seeing it again was so much fun and I wonder if such a movie could be made in this time of war and crisis in the world.

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Summary: One of the all time Greats!!
Comment: This movie is a true classic. A cold war movie before there were cold war movies, it is both funny and poignant from beginning to end (mostly funny). The cast is top notch hollywood and television stars (Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters, etc. etc. the list goes on and on. AND Alan Arkin is the greatest!

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Summary: "Emergency! Emergency! Everybody to get from street!"
Comment: So you don't understand the 1960s international context that motivates this video?.... Not to worry! Are you skeptical that humor on film could have such an extended shelf life?...No concern! Perhaps you're not familiar with the somewhat twisted path taken by the fertile mind of Carl Reiner?...Now there's something you need to change!

"The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" tugs on the viewer with a combination of mini-projectiles of finely-nuanced verbal and visual humor, an improbable (although entirely possible) interplay of chance events, the tension of sleepy small-town lethargy being challenged by large outside forces, and the skillful (and often amusing) development of the characters by an array of presenters in a variety of roles.

Slightly-skewed intellectual humor makes this video work; just when you begin to think you're ahead of it, the ambush comes. "Muriel, Muriel!"... "Yes, we are Norviegans!"..."Whittaker Walt...". Connect your sensory apparatus up to this one and life will never be the same.



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Summary: The Russians are Coming,The Russians are coming
Comment: Funny, a real delight of what could happen when two groups of people who do not get along find humor and that their differences are non existant.


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