This hysterically funny parody of Cold War tensions sees a Russian submarine get stuck in a sandbar off the coast of New England after its commander, Bikel, ventures too close to shore in order to get a good look at America. Bikel dispatches his second-in-command, Arkin, and a small crew
to find a power boat to tow the sub off the sandbar before they are discovered and cause an international incident. Arkin and his men descend upon the summer home of Reiner, a Manhattan television writer who can't wait to get off the damp island and back to the city. When Arkin fails to convince
Reiner and his family that he and his men are Norwegian sailors (they are all dressed i...