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The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming

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Original title
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
Running time
120 min.
United States United States
William Rose (Novel: Nathaniel Benchley)
Johnny Mandel
Joseph F. Biroc
The Mirisch Corporation. Distributed by United Artists
Comedy | Submarines. Cold War
Synopsis / Plot
When a Soviet submarine captain comes up for a look at America (off the coast of a small island in Massachusetts) he runs aground. He sends his two English speaking crewmen to procure a boat with enough power to pull them off. The 2 English speakers, along with 7 other Russian sailors, don't exactly blend in and the town is convinced that they are being invaded.
1966: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, Actor (Arkin), Adapted Screenplay, Editing
1966: Golden Globes: Best Movie and Actor - Comedy or Musical (Arkin). 5 nominations
1966: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Promising Newcomer (Alan Arkin)
1966: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Alan Arkin)
1966: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1966: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
1966: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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