Unrated | | Comedy, War
Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
The only Best Picture Oscar nominee not nominated in either of the support acting categories that year.
What is it Captain? What are you doing?
Lieutenant Rozanov: Show me our position.
Lieutenant Rozanov: What? WHAT? Tovarich Captain...
The Russian Captain: Take it easy.
Lieutenant Rozanov: Permit me, Captain. Look at our position.
The Russian Captain: I don't need your advice.
Lieutenant Rozanov: But this is dangerous! The chart is old! We do not know these waters.
Russian sailor: Comrade ...
Established etiquette for displaying the United States flag when hung vertically is to have the blue union on the uppermost left - during the credits at the end of the movie the flag appears with the union on the upper right.
At the end it says THE KONETS, only with "konets" actually written in the Russian alphabet. The word, of course, means END. [It looks like "KOHEU," only with square corners on the U part.]
Some local stations played a slightly different version of the film in the mid-80's: they cut at least part of both credits. For example, instead of beginning the movie with the credits that show the title, and such things (the one that alternates between Russian and American flags), but the tv version removes most of the opening credits. They only credit the writer, producer and director. This means that most of the credits are cut, and the film opens with the shot of the captain opening his eye over a black screen. Also, the end credits were also shortened-they fade out immediately after the last of the cast list has been shown, and it doesnt show the scroll end. This basically only deletes about three seconds, and all that is really noticable is the rather abrupt ending of the credit music.