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The Diamond Arm (1969)
"Brilliantovaya ruka" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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

When Leonid Gaidai presented the film to the censors, he added a nuclear explosion footage into the epilogue, and refused to remove it, and only agreed after an extensive argument. This allowed him to sneak in some controversial (by the USSR's measures) material such as striptease, drunken debauchery and references to prostitution. See more »

Goofs

The first part of the film takes place in what is supposed to be Turkey. But the streets are filled with signs in Arabic script, which Turkish does not use. See more »

Quotes

[Giving instructions on how to suddenly approach Gorbunkov; Gennady is wearing an eye-patch, resembling Mikhail Kutuzov, the historical Russian military commander during Napoleonic Wars]
Lyolik: Give his woman the flowers; the ice cream to the kids. Go and don't screw it up... Kutuzov!
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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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Ostrov Nevezeniya
("The Island of Bad Luck")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Andrey Mironov
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One of the best Russian comedies
29 July 2004 | by (Sofia, BG) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie as a small boy. I liked it. Then I watched it again, as a bigger boy. I liked it again :) Then I found it nowadays on video... was tempted to watch it again... and liked it again :-)

This is classics! It's good! It's... yes, it's way too Russian......but because I know Russian language, and Russian culture a bit, too, I could understand almost all of the movie's plot, and jokes, and sometimes (too Russian?;) humour.

The movie is real good. It has good plot, good acting, it's directed good, it has good music... I've given it 9/10 stars. It's worth watching! But... beware - maybe you wouldn't understand it. Because it's way too Russian? Maybe. Well, you can try, at least...

I really enjoyed it:)

One word-summary: recommend! ...for whoever want to try it:)


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