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Brilliantovaya ruka (1969)

An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into the huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director:

Leonid Gaidai
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Nikulin ... Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
Nina Grebeshkova ... Nadezhda Gorbunkova
Andrey Mironov ... Gennady Kozodoev
Anatoliy Papanov ... Lyolik
Stanislav Chekan ... Captain Mikhail Ivanovich
Vladimir Gulyaev ... Lieutenant Volodya
Nonna Mordyukova ... Superintendent
Svetlana Svetlichnaya ... Anna Sergeyevna
Roman Filippov ... Man in the Restaurant
Grigoriy Shpigel ... Main Foreign Smuggler
Leonid Kanevskiy ... Assisstant Foreign Smuggler
Igor Yasulovich ... Dog Owner
Maksim Nikulin Maksim Nikulin ... Boy, 'Walking on Water'
Aleksandra Lisyutina 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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Certificate:

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diamond Arm See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

While the filmmakers took care to correctly dot the capital I in the pharmacy name CHIKANUK, the first two letters are wrong. The "ch" sound is spelled Ç (C-cedilla) in Turkish. See more »

Quotes

Colonel: Why didn't you introduce yourself?
Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Well I wanted to check him out first, see if he'll be alright for this assignment.
Colonel: So, how did your checking go?
Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: [Fixing bandaid on his face] He checked out alright.
[pause]
Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: I didn't think he would...
Colonel: With a cast?
Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Exactly. Maybe I should...
Colonel: No, you shouldn't. Did he agree?
Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Yes he did. Now the idea I have is...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Dnevnoy dozor (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ostrov Nevezeniya
("The Island of Bad Luck")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Andrey Mironov
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Gets better every time I see it.
1 September 2002 | by metalistikSee all my reviews

This is a comedy that stood the test of time. I've recently bought the newly released DVD of this movie and it's worth every penny. Of course I've seen this comedy a million times on TV and video, but the DVD makes this funny in a whole new way. I believe that even english speaking audiences will love this flick if they get the DVD. The translation into English is superb. Speaking Russian myself , it's actually very funny to hear this Soviet cinema classic translated into English , having seen it only in Russian before. Now , I believe that even our friends in Turku, Finland would find this film funny. Mironov , Nikulin and Papanov give superb comical performances by any standards. And the actors who's voices are used to dub this film into english are an excellent match. What can I tell you, go to your nearest Russian video store and get this DVD, you'll love it.


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