The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)

7.5 / Rated by 2 people

126 min.
Plot  A Soviet Navy submarine called ''?????'' ("Octopus") draws too close to the New England coast one morning when its captain (Theodore Bikel) wants to take a good look at America and runs aground on a sandbar near the fictional Gloucester Island, which, from other references in the movie, is located off the coast of Cape Ann or Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and has a significant population of summer visitors. Rather than radio for help and risk an embarrassing international incident, the captain sends a nine-man landing party, headed by his ''zampolit'' (Political Officer) Lieutenant Yuri Rozanov (Alan Arkin), to find a motor launch to help free the submarine from the bar. The men arrive at the house of Walt Whittaker (Carl Reiner), a vacationing playwright from New York City. Whittaker is eager to get his wife Elspeth (Eva Marie Saint) and two children, obnoxious but precocious nine and half-year-old Pete (Sheldon Collins) and three-year-old Annie (Cindy Putnam), off the island now that summ...  



Alan Arkin
Lt. Yuri Rozanov
Carl Reiner
Walt Whittaker
Eva Marie Saint
Elspeth Whittaker
Brian Keith
Police Chief Link Mattocks
Jonathan Winters
Officer Norman Jonas
Paul Ford
Fendall Hawkins
Theodore Bikel
The Russian Captain
John Phillip Law
Alexei Kolchin
Don Keefer
Irving Christiansen
Richard Schaal
Oscar Maxwell


All Titles

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States



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Cold War Movies

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