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

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  June 1973 (USA)
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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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Saveliy Kramarov ...
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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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The Czar's orchestra contains a balalaika, which didn't exist during the time of Ivan the Terrible. It was mentioned the first time in the 17th century and it become a standard instrument in the 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Timofeyev: No, no. I don't drink. I don't drink, Ivan Vassilyevich. Thank you.
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Don't you have any respect for me?
Engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Timofeyev: For God's sake, Ivan Vassilyevich!
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Then drink.
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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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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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One of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed!
8 February 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Hi!

As the title of the comment points this is one of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed. And that's is the reason for many people from other countries of the world not to get it's meaning. I would say that even modern day Russians - who have never lived in The Soviet Union, who have no idea what Iron Curtain or Warsaw Treaty Organization is will never understand and enjoy it in full. But anyone who is acquainted with Soviet reality will vote 10 of 10 - I am sure. So do not blame Americans or peoples from other countries for not getting Soviet comedies (those were great; and modern day Russian comedies is pure crap - I am sorry) - they were so very oriented to our former reality that are hard to get in modern days. My score is 20 of 10.


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