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The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) was a Comedy - War Film directed by Norman Jewison and produced by Norman Jewison and Walter Mirisch.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorAlan ArkinNominated
Best Film EditingHal Ashby, J. Terry WilliamsNominated
Best PictureNorman Jewison, ProducerNominated
Best WritingWilliam RoseNominated
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The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

By Beatrice on Jan 10, 2019 From Flickers in Time

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming Directed by Norman Jewison Written by William Rose from a novel by Nathaniel Benchley 1966/USA The Mirsch Corporation First viewing/Netflix Peacenik comedy was undoubtedly funnier at the time than it is now. A Soviet submarine commander comes up for a ... Read full article


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[last lines]
Luther Grilk: [as he gallops through the slums] The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!


Police Chief Link Mattocks: I thought all the nuts went home on Labor Day.


[after their submarine runs aground]
The Russian Captain: [in Russian; subtitled] Devil take it! What a mess! What a mess.


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Johnny Whitaker (spelled 'Johnnie' in the credits) so impressed Brian Keith that when TV's Family Affair began casting later that same year, Keith requested Whitaker test for the part of his nephew.
The name of the Russian submarine, converted letter by letter from Cyrillic, translates literally to SPRUT, which is pronounced "sproot." It means "octopus" in Russian.
Unable to borrow a real submarine from the US Navy, and unable to bring a Soviet submarine to the United States, the art department built the Russian sub. It is powered by four motors underneath the hull, each driving a section of the "sub", and if you watch carefully, you can see it flexing where the four sections are joined.
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