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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
"Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu" (original title)

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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th ... See full summary »

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Aleksandr Demyanenko ...
Saveliy Kramarov ...
Feofan
Natalya Seleznyova ...
Natalya Krachkovskaya ...
Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
Natalya Kustinskaya ...
Yakin's Lover
Vladimir Etush ...
Anton Semyonovich Shpak
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Sergey Filippov ...
Swedish Ambassador
Eduard Bredun ...
Trader of Radio Components (as E. Bredun)
Aleksandr Vigdorov ...
Strelets (as A. Vigdorov)
Valentin Grachyov ...
Strelets (as V. Grachyov)
Natalya Gurzo ...
Nurse (as N. Gurzo)
Ivan Zhevago ...
Doctor (as I. Zhevago)
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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973. Written by Dmitry Zharkov <dmitry@pharm.sunysb.edu>

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Trivia

Miloslavski's quote "Gentlemen, keep your money in your bank, if you have any" is a pun to the commercial slogan of the soviet bank "Bank of the working, saving and loaning people of the USSR", also know as the "Savingbank of the USSR". See more »

Goofs

When Bunsha and Miloslavsky are running away from the guards they are running through a white-colored Kremlin. However the Kremlin in Moskow, where the story actually takes place is red, since Ivan III, who came 28 years before Ivan the Terrible. The showed building is the Kremlin in Rostov-na-Donu in South Russia. See more »

Quotes

Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: And who's playing Tsar Boris?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] What Tsar Boris? Boriska?
Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: What is it?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Boriska is to become a tsar?
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The opening credits say: The "experimental artist union" presents: a non-science-, fictitious, a not quite realistic and a not accurate historical movie See more »

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S lyubovyu vstretitsya
("To meet with a love")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Nina Brodskaya
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Good slapstick type humor and some jokes that I didn't get because I speak very little Russian
20 February 2000 | by (Gainesville, FL) – See all my reviews

I saw this in Russian without subtitles, so I missed most of the dialogue. Luckily about half the humor is purely visual, so I was still entertained. One doesn't need to speak Russian to understand that Ivan the Terrible is confused by the elevator.

In terms of the visual humor it is well done. Most of the humor comes in the form of extended chase sequences with high film speed. The thief is especially funny, although with the mustache he came across looking like an armature porn star at first. I think this was intentional. Also, the footage of the black cat climbing up things and looking flustered is well done and cute.

I recommend this film to those looking for well done slapstick type humor. From laughter by those present who spoke fluent Russian I think that there are probably some fairly good verbal jokes too.


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