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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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Natalya Seleznyova ...
Natalya Krachkovskaya ...
Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
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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 Eggplant caviar which is showed is actually Zucchini caviar. Also eggplant caviar didn't exist in Russia until 17th century. See more »

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Lieutenant: So tell me, who are you?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] I am the Tsar.
Lieutenant: Nickname? Wait. Your name?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] We're the Ryuriks.
Lieutenant: First, second name?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Ivan Vassilyevich.
Lieutenant: Ivan... Date of birth?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] 1533 A.D.
Lieutenant: Joking? Very funny. Residence?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] My palace.
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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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References Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) 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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a fun romp
25 May 2005 | by (Hartford, Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest comedies produced by the Soviet cinema. It continues to be hugely popular among Russian speaking people (who have all seen it). Even if one does not understand any Russian, the movie is quite watchable in subtitled versions.

The plot itself is a rather standard one about ordinary guys thrust into a strange culture with action and adventure. What makes the movie special is superb acting, witty dialog, good pacing, and engaging music.

This movie deserves a place along side other action-adventure comedies such as The Princess Bride.


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