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The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Navigator
Colin Blakely ...
The Pilot
Electra Brown
Dimitris Nikolaidis ...
The Dentist
Nikos Alexiou ...
Goatherd (as Nikolaos Alexiou)
Patricia Burke ...
Mrs. Mavroyannis
Paris Alexander ...
Marlena Carrer ...
Goatherd's Wife
Tom Klunis ...
Mr. French
William Berger ...
Man in Bed
Nikos Papakonstantinou ...
Dora Stratou ...
Travel Agent
Alexander Lykourezos ...
Director of Tourism


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 <>

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27 September 1967 (France)  »

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...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria!  »

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Aaaaah, the curazy sixties....
6 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid and was fascinated by it. I´ve always wanted to see it again but it seems hard to find. I hope to see it again someday. Young suntanned Candice Bergen on a Greek island, asked to play "arrogant" since Julie Christie was busy. There are also supposed to be a lot of men around... + some trippy 60´s fashions, music and dances.

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