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The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)

A cautionary tale. A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so ... See full summary »

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The Navigator
Colin Blakely ...
The Pilot
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Elias
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Electra Brown
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Peter
Dimitris Nikolaidis ...
The Dentist
Nikos Alexiou ...
Goatherd (as Nikolaos Alexiou)
Patricia Burke ...
Mrs. Mavroyannis
Paris Alexander ...
Fred
Marlena Carrer ...
Goatherd's Wife
Tom Klunis ...
Mr. French
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Man in Bed
Nikos Papakonstantinou ...
Manolios
Dora Stratou ...
Travel Agent
Alexander Lykourezos ...
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A cautionary tale. A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so casually that the pilots assume that they are all gay). The pilots are not to make themselves known and can't contact the rescue team. The secrecy causes a comedy of errors including the desolate Greek Isle deciding that since tourists have now arrived, they have to become touristy. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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27 September 1967 (France)  »

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...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!  »

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Strange yet intriguing little film.
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I disagree with many of the other comments here. This film is truly worth seeing, although it is hard to find. I caught it on the Fox Movie Channel. True, the editing is crude and the film has an uneven feel. But the amateurish feel only adds to the charm, and the viewer has many messages he can choose to take with him or not. The costuming seems to parody the then current London mod craze with hilarious results. Many of the costumes for both men and women have strategically placed "cut-outs" that make the attire seem both naughty and funny at the same time. See this film for the costumes if no other reason. I think you will find this little comedy of errors charming.


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