This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
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1986  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sophia (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Prince Feodor Romodanovsky (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sir Isaac Newton (4 episodes, 1986)
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 King William III of Orange (4 episodes, 1986)
Helmut Griem ...
 Alexander Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Young Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Charlotte (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Anna Mons (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Athalie (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Frederick (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Catherine Skevronskaya (4 episodes, 1986)
Mike Gwilym ...
 Shafirov (4 episodes, 1986)
Günther Maria Halmer ...
 Count Tolstoy (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Boyar Lopukhin (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Patriarch (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Natalya (4 episodes, 1986)
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
 Prince Vasily Golitsyn (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Col. Patrick Gordon (4 episodes, 1986)
Vladimir Ilin ...
 Earl Sheremetief (4 episodes, 1986)
Boris Plotnikov ...
 Alexis (4 episodes, 1986)
Roman Filippov ...
 Danilo Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
Vsevolod Larionov ...
 Prince Sukhorukov (4 episodes, 1986)
Algis Arlauskas ...
 Father Theodosius (4 episodes, 1986)
Walter Buschhoff ...
 Silvestre Mons (4 episodes, 1986)
Christoph Eichhorn ...
 Karl XII, King of Sweden (4 episodes, 1986)
Luba Ghermanova ...
 Afrosina (4 episodes, 1986)
Burkhard Heyl ...
 Count Piper (4 episodes, 1986)
Natalya Andreychenko ...
 Eudoxia (4 episodes, 1986)
Graham McGrath ...
 10 Year Old Peter (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Ivan (4 episodes, 1986)
Tolly Thwaites ...
 Boy Alexis (4 episodes, 1986)
Ulli Philipp ...
 Louise (4 episodes, 1986)
Denis DeMarne ...
 Old Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
Philip Bowen
(4 episodes, 1986)
Carl Duering
(4 episodes, 1986)
Michael MacKenzie
(4 episodes, 1986)
Vera Kharybina
(4 episodes, 1986)
(4 episodes, 1986)
Anton Ragulin
(4 episodes, 1986)
(4 episodes, 1986)
Heinz Weiss ...
 Austrian doctor (4 episodes, 1986)
Ann Zacharias
(4 episodes, 1986)
Dmitriy Chernigovskiy ...
 Michael Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
Cameron Austin Schiller ...
 Boy in Castle (4 episodes, 1986)
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maximilian Schell depicts the turbulent events occurring during the shooting of this mini-series in his autobiographical novel "Der Rebell" (written in 1997). Written from the point-of-view of an actor (i.e. Schell) who particularly suffers because of the harassments of his replaced director Kevin Kramsky (a nom de plume for Marvin J. Chomsky) who is therefor killed by the actor at the end of the novel. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) See more »

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Great movie but historically inaccurate
19 September 2000 | by (Metairie, La) – See all my reviews

The movie is fantastic -great plot, superb acting and characterization, fantastic sets, costumes and music. BUT It is historically very inaccurate - Peter suffered from bouts of temporary insanity. Far from betraying him his first wife was madly in love with him and bombarded him with love letters througout his European tours. Also ironically (remember Omar Sharif's comment on Peter being strong and Ivan weak) most of Peter's twenty something children died in infancy - Ivan produced a flock of children and grandchildren.


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