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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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Saveliy Kramarov ...
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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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Goofs

When Ivan the Terrible is standing in the elevator, he is crossing himself with three fingers. That wouldn't been done until 1653, 79 years after his death. Before that Russian-Orthodox were crossing themselves with two fingers. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: You have ignored my question about the tape recorder.
George Miloslavsky: Darn you!
[to Shurik]
George Miloslavsky: What a machine! A breakthrough in science and technoIogy!
[to Bunsha]
George Miloslavsky: Darn you again!
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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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Follows Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967) See more »

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Pogonya
("A pursuit")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin
Performed by an instrumental ensemble
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A very funny film; plenty of comic action around Moscow and district.
9 March 1999 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Shurik (a character in several other comedy films) is experimenting at home with an invention which goes wrong and puts him, a passing burglar, and the apartment supervisor back into the time of Ivan the Terrible. There are a lot of chases and action, so you can still enjoy the film even if some of the Russian dialogue passes you by. Good views of several historic buildings, and an insight into 1973 Moscow as well as a bit of a history lesson. Not all Russian films are doom and gloom.


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