A crook named Ostap Bender, who survived a murder attempt by Kisa Vorobyaninov in "12 Chairs," now schemes to extort 1 million from an underground millionaire.
The movie was partly filmed in Odessa, which is not only the hometown on Il'f and Petrov, the writers of the novel the movie is based on, but also the city of which the fictitious city of "Chernomorsk" (Black Sea City) is based on. However the town of Iljichevsk, in the south of Odessa, that was officially made a town in 1973, was also renamed in Chornomorsk in 2016, to make it sound less communistic.
I can't buy you a car. The government demands to know where I got the money from.
When telling Bender about the regions in the USSR that were shared between the organization "Children of Leutanant Schmidt" Balaganov mentioned that Panikovskiy was assigned to the Mordovsaya ASSR. However that republic was found in December 1934, while the story is set in 1930. In the original book Panikovsky took the region of Povolgje, a region in south Russia near Kazachstan.
Before the movie's title is shown, the photos of Ilya Il'f and Yevgeniy Petrov, the original novel's writers, appear along with their signatures.