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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 overview, first billed only:
... Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
... Nadezhda Gorbunkova
... Gennady Kozodoev
... Lyolik
Stanislav Chekan ... Captain Mikhail Ivanovich
... Lieutenant Volodya
... Superintendent
... Anna Sergeyevna
Roman Filippov ... 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 director, Leonid Gayday appears 3 times in the movie playing the drunkard, an old man and the hand in the dream scene. See more »

Goofs

During Kozodoev's dream sequence of the arm cast flying around a dark room, the upper body of a person wearing the cast, dressed in black, is visible See more »

Quotes

House manager: The people of OUR kind do not ride taxi to the bakery!
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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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Pomogi mne!
("Help me!")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Aida Vedishcheva
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Best of Soviet post-war comedies.
28 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's the mostly liked by the several generations of the Russian people comedy of Leonid Gaidai together with 'Operatsiya Y' and 'Kavkazskaya plennitsa', full of light irony and brilliant folksy humor of the late soviet time. The performance of the main actors (Andrei Mironov, Yuri Nikulin and Anatoli Papanov) is absolutely superb. Perhaps though it's not much appreciated amongst some high-minded intellectuals, which have their own cinema.


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