MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,800 this week

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

 -  Comedy | War  -  25 May 1966 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 5,546 users  
Reviews: 65 user | 25 critic

Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 22 Sep 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming.

User Polls

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 14 year-old daughter.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett
Dust to Glory (2005)
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary on the Baja 1000, an annual off-road race held in Baja, Mexico that attracts hundreds of racers, their souped-up machines, and thousands of fans.

Director: Dana Brown
Stars: Chad McQueen, Mario Andretti, Sal Fish
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing when there was a more balanced relationship between the goods produced and consumed, and illustrates how technology ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathaniel Thomas McGill, Vincent Vittorio
Stars: Bill Crump, Scott Paul
Going Under (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Peter, a married psychotherapist, and Suzanne, a professional dominatrix, have been engaged in an affair of sensual dominance and submission in an S&M dungeon where they must abide by the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eric Werthman
Stars: Geno Lechner, Roger Rees, Richard Eagan
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Two years into the outbreak, the remaining people struggle day to day for survival. With the infected more active at night, three people seek shelter in an empty home, but with supplies scarce, they'll be lucky to make it out alive.

Director: Ryan M. Andrews
Stars: Christina Aceto, Richard Roy Sutton, Robert Nolan
Order of One (Video 2006)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After years of searching, the crime lord of the city, Mr. Park, is about to get his wish: Soon he will have the ultimate talisman: The Sword of Destiny. Forged from the spear that pierced ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Cavalier
Stars: Jason Cavalier, Kevin Woodhouse, Melantha Blackthorne
Crime | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The investigation of a mysterious serial-killer in a mountain village, set in Norway in the mid 1300's.

Director: Paul Magnus Lundø
Stars: Lars Mogens Aase, Thomas Aske Berg, Kim Bodnia
Animation | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote ... See full summary »

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo
Stars: Aleksandr Golovchanskiy, Natalie Hoover, Masachika Ichimura
Ganglamedo (2006)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The movie is about one of the most popular Tibetan folk songs, Ganglamedo ("Snow lotus"), about two girls and two men. The story begins sixty years ago, in Tibet. A local girl, who sings ... See full summary »

Director: Wei Dai
Stars: Bojie Hao, Dunzhu Renqing, Na-eun Go
Oshin (2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl named Oshin is sent to work for another family because of her family's financial situation.

Director: Shin Togashi
Stars: Kokone Hamada, Aya Ueto, Kayoko Kishimoto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Police Chief Link Mattocks
...
Norman Jonas
...
Fendall Hawkins
...
The Russian captain
Tessie O'Shea ...
Alice Foss (telephone operator)
...
Alexei Kolchin
Ben Blue ...
Luther Grilk
Andrea Dromm ...
Alison Palmer
Sheldon Collins ...
Pete Whittaker (as Sheldon Golomb)
Guy Raymond ...
Lester Tilly
Cliff Norton ...
Charlie Hinkson
Richard Schaal ...
Oscar Maxwell
Edit

Storyline

In the Cold War, when the captain of a Russian submarine comes too close to the Gloucester Island in Massachusetts to give a look at America, the submarine gets stranded. A nine-man team commanded by Lieutenant Rozanov goes onshore to search a motor boat to release the submarine and arrives at the summer house of the New Yorker writer Walt Whittaker that is spending the weekend with his family in Gloucester. When he realizes that they are Russians, he believes that it is an invasion. Soon the information leaks, leading hysteria and paranoia along the inhabitants of the small village. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's A Plot!... to make the world die laughing!!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 May 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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) See more »

Goofs

When Police chief Mattocks "breaks" Fendall Hawkins' sword over his knee, it doesn't break on the first try (hit between his hands). But you can see half of the sword flopping around outside Mattock's right hand. It is possible either that the sword was already pre-broken/weakened in that spot, and Brian Keith "missed the mark", or that he broke it once in a previous take, but had to do a re-take, and needed to "hide" the first break. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Rozanov arrives on the bridge of the Russian submarine after learing from the chart man how close they are to the USA coast]
Lieutenant Rozanov: [in Russian; subtitled] What is it Captain? What are you doing?
[to a chart man]
Lieutenant Rozanov: Show me our position.
[the chart man shows Rozanov how close they are to an island]
Lieutenant Rozanov: [in Russian] What? WHAT? Tovarich Captain...
The Russian Captain: [in Russian] Take it easy.
Lieutenant Rozanov: [in Russian] Permit me, Captain. Look at our position.
The Russian Captain: [in Russian] I don't need your advice.
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end it says THE KONETS, only with "konets" actually written in the Russian alphabet. The word, of course, means END. [It looks like "KOHEU," only with square corners on the U part.] See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: The Kamikazes Are Coming (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Shining Sea
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mandel & Peggy Lee
Performed by Irene Kral
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Human Spirit Overreaches Ideological Boundaries
3 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Cold War "comedy" delivers lots of laughs, but also much to think about. Knowing what we know now (years after the fall of Communism), the story seems to foreshadow a brighter future for humankind. Carl Reiner's Masterpiece!

A small New England island town is visited by the crew of a Russian submarine. The submarine has run adrift, and is stuck. The townspeople, through a series of misunderstandings, quickly perpetuate ever-increasing rumors about a Russian paratrouper invasion. Although the town is in a complete panic, the focus on a few characters and their interactions with the "alien enemies" reveals a more human side of the global East/West conflict. The final scenes are a heartwarming testimony to the triumph of the human spirit. A wonderful "Sunday afternoon" family film


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this appropriate for kids? ettully
'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World' kelownachris
F-101B Voodoos maximustheman
That Russian Marching Music Evilcommunist
DVD has no subtitles for the Russion dialogue shilinw
A True Classic stanwayne1

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?