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Brilliantovaya ruka (1969)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | November 1998 (USA)
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:
... Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
... Nadezhda Gorbunkova
... Gennady Kozodoev
... Lyolik
... Captain Mikhail Ivanovich
... Lieutenant Volodya
... Superintendent
... Anna Sergeyevna
... Man in the Restaurant
... Main Foreign Smuggler
... Assisstant Foreign Smuggler
... Dog Owner
Maksim Nikulin ... Boy, 'Walking on Water'
Aleksandra Lisyutina ... Gorbunkov's Daughter (as Sashenka)
... 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 Diamond Arm  »

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Trivia

The quote "The fur coat can wait", said by Gorbunkov's wife, played by Leonid Gayday's wife Nina Grebeshkova, is based on a real event. Mosfilm gave Gayday two cars for filming and one of them he paid with the money he was originally saving to buy his wife a fur coat. 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

Lyolik: As our chief says, if a person is an idiot, it'll last a long time.
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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 »


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 See 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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