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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (original title)
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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Vladimir Etush ...
Anton Semyonovich Shpak
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Eduard Bredun ...
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Aleksandr Vigdorov ...
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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

When Ivan the Terible mentioned a man who made himself wings before the czar put him on a gun-powder barrel and he could fly he talks about the noble-son and archer commander Nikita Karazinov Golohvastov (earlier than 1562-1570), who was known for his courage. When he wanted to avoid penalty Ivan the Terrible ordered to blow up the gunpowder barrel on the ground because the czar said that Golohvastov is a hermit and, cause of Ivan's religious believes, that hermits are angels and they should fly. See more »

Goofs

Dressing up into the czar clothes usually takes a lot of time and requires additional assistance. However Miloslavski and Bunsha gets dressed up very quickly and without further help in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant: What did you want to make a voluntary confession about?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: I confess that against my will, under the compulsion of Prince MiIoslavsky, I acted temporarily as a Tsar.
Lieutenant: A Tsar? You are a Tsar, too?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: Yes, a Tsar. Ivan Vassilyevich the Terrible.
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] You're lying, dog!
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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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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) 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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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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