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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (original title)
TV-G | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | June 1973 (USA)
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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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 »

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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

Feofan, scribe of ambassadorial department: Oh, Sir, who is he?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] He's a friend of Anton Semyonovich Shpak's.
George Miloslavsky: What a fool!
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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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Pogonya
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Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin
Performed by an instrumental ensemble
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a fun romp
25 May 2005 | by 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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