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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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Natalya Krachkovskaya ...
Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
Natalya Kustinskaya ...
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Vladimir Etush ...
Anton Semyonovich Shpak
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Sergey Filippov ...
Swedish Ambassador
Eduard Bredun ...
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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

Boris Godunov, who is mentioned several times in the movie, is a character from the play of the same name by Alexandr Sergejevich Pushkin. In real life Godunov succeed Ivan the terrible in 1585 after Fjodor I of Russia ruled Russia since 1584 to 1598. See more »

Goofs

In the end of the movie Ivan IV Vasilyevich says that he is born in the year 1533. However, Ivan was really born on 25 August 1530. 1533 was the year he became Grand Prince. Furthermore during Ivan the Terrible's time the year was announced after "creation of the world", based on the Konstantinopel period. So Ivan the Terrible should have said "Summer 7038 after creation of the world" See more »

Quotes

Ulyana Andreyevna Bunsha: Oh, God! What's going on? Go home now, alcoholic!
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Leave me alone, old woman, I'm being sad.
Ulyana Andreyevna Bunsha: Old woman? You jerk! I'm five years younger than you! Let's go home, now!
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] You are a witch!
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Crazy Credits

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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Razgovor so schastyem
("A talk with a happiness")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Valeriy Zolotukhin
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i would advise it to those who study Russian :)
31 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This film is the classics for those who speak Russian. Many of the charachter's sayings passed into a proverb and are widely used in informal talk. But to enjoy the language one should have a notion about old-Slavic language. As for the comment about the thief looking as a porn star and the probability that the producer intended this - it is absolutely impossible.

Soviet cimetography never used pornographic details, besides Soviet viewer din't see any porno films until maybe late 80s and there were nothing to hint to in 1973 (!). In this respect, the soviet viewer was absolutely innocent and naive.


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