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ⓘ Grandads-Robbers is a 1972 Soviet comedy-drama by Eldar Ryazanov, filmed on Mosfilm. Movie title resembles the name of a Russian childrens traditional yard game ..




Grandads-Robbers
                                     

ⓘ Grandads-Robbers

Grandads-Robbers is a 1972 Soviet comedy-drama by Eldar Ryazanov, filmed on Mosfilm. Movie title resembles the name of a Russian childrens traditional yard game Cossacks-Robbers.

                                     

1. Plot

Old detective Nikolay Myachikov is being retired by his boss Fedyaev. The official version is that Myachikov has solved no crimes for the last two months. But the real reason is that Fedyaevs boss wants Myachikovs position to go to another man, Proskudin.

Engineer Valentin Vorobyov, another retired old man and Myachikovs best friend, suggests to Myachikov that they set up the biggest crime ever and then solve it together to stay at work.

The first idea is to steal Rembrandts picture from a museum. The plan fails as no one notices that the great canvas is stolen. Myachikov and Vorobyov have to sneak the picture back.

The next plan is to rob Myachikovs neighbour, collector Anna Pavlovna and then to return the money, but do not catch the thief. When Myachikov gets the bag with cash, he meets the real robber. He takes all the money, and next morning the honest detective is obliged to invest his own money to "solve" the crime.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Yuri Belov - Petya
  • Aleksandr Shirvindt - the spokesman of the minister
  • Boris Runge - the shoes shop director
  • Natalya Sajko - Vorobyovs colleague
  • Andrei Mironov - Yury Proskudin
  • Eldar Ryazanov - the passer-by
  • Yuri Yakovlev - the narrator voice
  • Georgi Burkov - Fyodor Fedyaev
  • Yevgeny Yevstigneyev - Valentin Vorobyov
  • Roman Filippov - the robber
  • Viktor Bajkov - Vorobyovs colleague
  • Olga Aroseva - Anna Pavlovna
  • Yuri Nikulin - Nikolay Myachikov
  • Georgi Kulikov - Vorobyovs colleague
  • Irina Murzaeva - the museum keeper
  • Valentina Vladimirova - Masha, Vorobyovs wife
  • Valentina Talyzina - Fedyaevs secretary
  • Nina Agapova - the museum keeper
  • Gotlib Roninson - the doctor
  • Yevgeni Perov - Vorobyovs colleague
  • Boris Vladimirov - Vorobyovs colleague
  • Lev Durov - the driver of the collector car
  • Yuri Smirnov - the locksmith