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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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Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
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Aleksandr Vigdorov ...
Strelets (as A. Vigdorov)
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Strelets (as V. Grachyov)
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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

The beginning and ending scenes are in black-and-white, while the rest of the movie is in color. This was done to show the contrast between reality and dream. See more »

Goofs

The song "To ne silnaya tucha zatuchilas'" which was sang by the big dinner party was written in 1572, one year after the setting in Ivan the Terrible's period and was dedicated to the destroying of Krim from 30.07-02.08.1572. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant: Was it you who busted Shpak's place?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: I took Kazan, I took Astrakhan, I took Revel... but never Shpak.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Zvyozdniy vors (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

S lyubovyu vstretitsya
("To meet with a love")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Nina Brodskaya
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Classic Russian Humor
23 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All the humor in the movie was original at the time, and still is, but I guess not to everyone, especially residents of the US who are used to perverted humor and such.

I find it silly how a non Russian speaking person could rate this movie at all...

This movie is purely made for Russia and all the former USSR countries, and most of the Russian population have all seen it and love it!

A lot of phrases in the movie are commonly used everywhere in Russia to this day, and will be used for at least another century.

This film made Russian history.

I love it too!


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