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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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Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
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Yakin's Lover
Vladimir Etush ...
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Eduard Bredun ...
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Strelets (as A. Vigdorov)
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Strelets (as V. Grachyov)
Natalya Gurzo ...
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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

At a meeting Miloslavsky is giving the false Czar a Scaptre and Globus cruciger, which wasn't used as a symbol of power until 1584 by Ivan's son Fyodor I and was taken by the czars in the 17th century. See more »

Quotes

Engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Timofeyev: No, no. I don't drink. I don't drink, Ivan Vassilyevich. Thank you.
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Don't you have any respect for me?
Engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Timofeyev: For God's sake, Ivan Vassilyevich!
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Then drink.
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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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Version of Ivan's Westchesterrible Adventure (2011) See more »

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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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