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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 ... 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 ...
Goatherd's Wife
Tom Klunis ...
Mr. French
William Berger ...
Man in Bed
Nikos Papakonstantinou ...
Manolios
Dora Stratou ...
Travel Agent
Alexander Lykourezos ...
Director of Tourism
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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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A NEW GIFT FROM THE GREEK WHO BREATHED LIFE INTO ZORBA See more »

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27 September 1967 (France)  »

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...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!  »

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Inspired by an actual incident in 1965 when a strategic bomber collided with an aerial refueling plane over Spain, resulting in the temporary loss of 4 nuclear bombs. See more »

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Costume designer is the film's director - Michael Cocoyannis!!
12 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(from the back cover of "The Day The Fish Came Out" OST album) "Michael Cacoyannis was the writer, producer and director of "Zorba the Greek." He has combined these same artistic forces and added his own costume designs for his newest production, "The Day The Fish Came Out."

Since many of the previous comments make mention of the costumes, I humbly submit that IMDb should add this credit to both the movie's and director's pages.

When this film was recently aired, my roommate and I were discussing the costume design and wondering if the designer was someone like André Courrèges or another mod sixties designer, because many of the elements seemed familiar. (Ambra Danon used some similar elements in the costumes for the undercover policemen in "La Cage Aux Folles II", such as mesh, hot pants, patent leather, and cut outs.) My roommate happens to own the soundtrack, and much to our surprise we found the above quote on the album cover. Mystery solved!


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