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
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Did You Know?
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
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
[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
Give his woman the flowers; the ice cream to the kids. Go and don't screw it up... Kutuzov!
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
("The Island of Bad Luck")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin
and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Andrey Mironov See more