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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Trivia

The original producer/director Lawrence Schiller was fired after NBC was informed the project was going over budget. It was only after he was replaced that it was revealed the budget information was based on accounting error and not a production problem. Then, the lead actor left in the middle of production to direct an opera and only returned several weeks later. See more »

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

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A wonderful movie
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vanessa Redgrave plays a brilliantly wicked Sophia in this mini epic. I just purchased this film and watched all 6 1/2 hours in one setting and believe me, it didn't feel that long. The acting was good, and the story kept my interest. I'm surprised Maximilian Schell wasn't nominated for an emmy. Redgrave, as I stated, was just wicked and her facial movements were classic and evil as she watched Peter move up. I would greatly recommend this film for anyone. I've never been interested in Peter the Great, so this was a very interesting film that, as I've read, was full of falsehoods, which most bio pics are. I will admit that I purchased this because of Redgrave and so didn't know what to expect. It was, once again, a great film. Also, whoever did the make-up deserved that win, if i remember correctly, because when they aged Redgrave she looks exactly the way she does now. A must see for anyone with a free day.


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