The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming
Directed by Norman Jewison
When sightseeing Soviet commander (Alan Arkin, The In-Laws) runs his submarine aground off the New England coast, his crew tries to find a boat to dislodge the sub almost starts World War III. Arkin leads and all-star cast that includes Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith and Jonathan Winters - in this riotous, uproarious and sidesplitting comedy. Russian Lt. Rozanov (Arkin) and his crew hit the beaches of Massachusetts unaware of the panic they're about to start. Despite the Russians' harmless intentions, the folks in town think a full-scale Soviet invasion has been launched! What's worse, their police chief (Keith) has left his hysterical assistant (Winters) in charge... and the one man who knows the truth (Reiner) is only stirring up more chaos! The great Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night) directs this wonderful comedy based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel with a screenplay by William Rose's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World). The hilarious cast includes Paul Ford, Theodore Bikel and John Phillip Law. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Director (Norman Jewison), Best Actor (Alan Arkin), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.