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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Colin Blakely ...
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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 ...
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Tom Klunis ...
Mr. French
William Berger ...
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Nikos Papakonstantinou ...
Manolios
Dora Stratou ...
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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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...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!  »

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Not unwatchable
25 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't a great movie, and not even really a good movie, but it is...well, something. It seems to be the wacky, 1960s, Greek bastard/child of "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Russians Are Coming". It popped up recently on the Fox Movie Channel. Tom Courtenay was playing very serious in "Doctor Zhivago" a couple of years earlier. Here he is trying for laughs and mostly in his underwear. In fact there are lots of pretty people wearing very little, and when they are wearing something it's often designed by the director/writer/producer himself, and it's beyond the valley of mod. In fact, the movie could use more mod and more Grecian scenery. Recommended if you like movies from the late 60s.


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