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The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)

A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so casually, that the pilots... See full summary »

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Michael Cacoyannis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Courtenay ... The Navigator
Sam Wanamaker ... Elias
Colin Blakely ... The Pilot
Candice Bergen ... Electra Brown
Ian Ogilvy ... Peter
Dimitris Nikolaidis ... The Dentist
Nikos Alexiou ... Goatherd (as Nikolaos Alexiou)
Patricia Burke ... Mrs. Mavroyannis
Paris Alexander ... Fred
Arthur Mitchell ... Frank
Marlena Carrer Marlena Carrer ... Goatherd's Wife
Tom Klunis ... Mr. French
William Berger ... Man in Bed
Kostas Papakonstantinou ... Manolios (as Costas Papaconstantinou)
Nikos Papakonstantinou ... Manolios
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A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so casually, that the pilots assume that they are all gay). The pilots are not to make themselves known and can't contact the rescue team. The secrecy causes a comedy of errors including the desolate Greek Isle deciding that since tourists have now arrived, they have to become touristy. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Greece | UK | USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

26 October 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

...Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria! See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Top-billed Candice Bergen (Electra Brown) first appears one hour and eight minutes into this movie's running time. See more »

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Fab Musical Score
2 December 2012 | by rbcare-careSee all my reviews

I was probably one of the few people to see this film on its original release, in New York, in some smart cinema on the east side as I recall.

I rather liked it (for a variety of reasons all of which I won't go into here), then it virtually disappeared for years.

Once I did manage to catch it on a late night movie channel out of Baltimore, 45 if I remember correctly. The reception and (disappointingly) the color were atrocious. But I still liked it and for all of the same reasons.

One of the main ones is the unique musical score by Mikis Theodorakis. It's a kind of eclectic, almost post-modern fusion of Greek ethnic and avant garde sounds, jaunty, lyrical melodies, and a dynamic end-of-the-world dance track called "The Jet". All very appealing.

It's still one of my favorite vinyl STs. Play it once and the tunes are in your head for days.

Would love to have a good restored and annotated copy of this film on DVD and BluRay.


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