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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Nina Grebeshkova ...
Nadezhda Gorbunkova
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Stanislav Chekan ...
Vladimir Gulyaev ...
Lieutenant Volodya
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Svetlana Svetlichnaya ...
Roman Filippov ...
Man in the Restaurant
Grigoriy Shpigel ...
Main Foreign Smuggler
Leonid Kanevskiy ...
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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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The handgun, loaded with blanks and given to Gorbunkov is a Beretta Model 1934, most likely a war capture. Soviet movie studios at the time were in possession of a lot of weapons captured from Germans, and were used in the war-themed movies. See more »

Goofs

When Kozodoev is approaching the Gorbunkov's table on the beach, he carries an ice cream on a stick and two roses. In the next shot he is already sitting at the table with Gorbunkov's daughter eating the ice cream served in bowl and Mrs. Gorbunkova holding three roses. 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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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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References Zigzag udachi (1968) 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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Full of Brilliant catch phrases
3 August 2004 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

It's simply the best comedy ever made by anyone. Even the best Russian

  • or as some say - Soviet comedies don't stand even close to it. Well,


maybe 12 Stools or The Golden Calf... There are dozens of catch phrases and extremely hilarious moments - you can talk to a any friend who saw it all night and laugh about it all anew. You can watch this comedy on and on and on. Every time it gets even more funny! ... " - Hey, stupid, what for did you shave the mustaches? - Off whom?" ... " - There, in London, the dog is the man's best friend... - Well, maybe a dog is a man's best friend over there, but here the Upravdom [a Soviet one certain household's members union] is a man's best friend." And so on... Brilliant!


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