The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming
Directed by Norman Jewison
When a sightseeing Soviet commander runs his submarine aground off the New England coast, the crew’s attempts to find a boat to dislodge them almost start World War III! In his first major film role, Alan Arkin (The In-Laws) leads an all-star cast—including Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith and Jonathan Winters—in this uproarious Cold War comedy classic! 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, The Thomas Crown Affair) directs this riotously funny film with a script by William Rose (It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World). Nominated for 4 Academy Awards for 1966: Best Director (Jewison), Best Actor (Arkin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Rose) and Best Film Editing (Hal Ashby and J. Terry Williams).