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The Diamond Arm (1969)

Brilliantovaya ruka (original title)
Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for a gang of smugglers (a real smuggler - Gena - was also on ... See full summary »

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Yuriy Nikulin ...
Nina Grebeshkova ...
Nadezhda Gorbunkova
Andrey Mironov ...
Anatoliy Papanov ...
Stanislav Chekan ...
Vladimir Gulyaev ...
Lieutenant Volodya
Nonna Mordyukova ...
Svetlana Svetlichnaya ...
Roman Filippov ...
Man in the Restaurant
Grigoriy Shpigel ...
Main Foreign Smuggler
Leonid Kanevskiy ...
Assisstant Foreign Smuggler
Igor Yasulovich ...
Maksim Nikulin ...
Boy, 'Walking on Water'
Aleksandra Lisyutina ...
Gorbunkov's Daughter (as Sashenka)
Aleksandr Khvylya ...
Weeping Willow' Maitre dHotel
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Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for a gang of smugglers (a real smuggler - Gena - was also on board the same ship). So his arm gets bandaged with gold and diamonds. After he returns home, the gangsters are trying to get their stuff back, while the police try to catch them using Gorbunkov and his arm. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Trivia

The well-known quote of the film, "I won't be surprised if we are to find out your husband is secretly seeing a mistress," was originally, "I won't be surprised if we are to find out your husband is secretly going to synagogue." However, the Communist Party Committee of Ideology banned the phrase, because they felt it was "too anti-Semitic for the USSR". The phrase was re-dubbed, however, the original meaning can be easily spotted by looking at actors lips. See more »

Goofs

During Kozodoev's dream sequence of the arm cast flying around a dark room, the upper body of a person wearing the cast, dressed in black, is visible See more »

Quotes

Gennady: Lyolik, he doesn't drink. How am I supposed to get him drunk?
Lyolik: As our beloved Boss says, when someone else is paying, even the nondrinkers and those with ulcer will drink.
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Crazy Credits

The summary of the first part of the movie, written in an extremely small and blurry font, races through the screen in a matter of two seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Pesnya o zaytsakh
("A song about hares")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Yuriy Nikulin
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The funniest Russian comedy
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A regular guy goes on a cruise abroad, gets mistaken for a mafia courier and receives a load of diamonds in the bandage on his broken arm. Mafia tries to return the goods, KGB tries to catch mafia, and our hero struggles in between. Tons of great humor. Many jokes from this absolutely hilarious comedy have made it into everyday language. I would like to invite visitors to see pictures from the movie and watch a detailed trailer at RussArt.com. Those who read Russian can find more materials useful: reviews, actor biographies, articles, etc.

Pictures: http://russart.com/?moviepictures&mid=10

Trailer: http://russart.com/?movietrailer&mid=10


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