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)
|Best Actor||Alan Arkin||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Norman Jewison, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||William Rose||Nominated|
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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Walt Whittaker: Hi, Fred come in! I've got him now
[jumps on Kolchin's back]
[after the Russians in the boat eluded capture]
Fendall Hawkins: I'm holding you responsible!
Fendall Hawkins: As Commander of the Civilian Forces, in this emergency! I'm charging you with treason!
Police Chief Link Mattocks: Gimme that thing!
[grabs his sword and breaks it in half]
Fendall Hawkins: [half tearful-half enraged] That's a Dexter F. Mettles Memorial Sword.
Police Chief Link Mattocks: Yeah.
Fendall Hawkins: [enraged] You traitorous fink!
[goes for Mattocks, resulting in a brawl]
Alice Foss, Telephone Operator: Well, I'm sorry to bother you, Chief Mattocks, but I just had a call from Muriel Everett.
Police Chief Link Mattocks: What is it, what's she want?
Alice Foss, Telephone Operator: She was shouting that I should call you, because according to her - well, Muriel said the Russians have landed!
Police Chief Link Mattocks: Want to give me that again, Alice?
Alice Foss, Telephone Operator: Muriel said the Russians have landed, whatever that means, Chief. And she said they were attacking her personally!
Police Chief Link Mattocks: Remember last time, when she called about that Peeping Tom - you know who that was, don't you? It was that Luther Grilk's horse.
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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.
Although the action in the film is supposed to take place on fictional "Gloucester Island" off the coast of New England, most of the outdoor scenes were filmed in Mendocino California. Mendocino in the 1960s was a somewhat remote artist colony on a rocky cape projecting into the Pacific Ocean, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. The harbor scenes were filmed in NOYO Harbor, just south of Fort Bragg, where Carine's Fish Grotto and Cappy's Bar still exist to this day. (2006)
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