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)
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 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)
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 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)
Boris Shcherbakov
(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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Actor Jan Niklas did his own riding stunts. See more »

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

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A very entertaining movie. Excellent performances.
6 June 2006 | by (Hicksville, Germany) – See all my reviews

I read a prior comment and was rather shocked. I was always taught that if entertainment becomes too like real-life, it ceases to be entertainment. That one should suspend one's disbelief for the term of the film - unless the film is claiming to be a documentary or to be of educational value.

Anyhow, I am not a Russian ex-patriot. I'm an American, born and bred. I loved this movie! My father is an History professor. I was well aware that the film was not entirely historically accurate. I will grant you that by 1986, one would wish to have a bit more accuracy regarding the major historical events.

I must disagree that there was a prophetic quality to the 'visionary aspects' of the character Peter the Great. I felt that it came across more as a burning passion. He seemed better educated and thus possessed of a better understanding of what the 'Western European' knowledge/technology could do to help strengthen Russia.

Maximilian Schell is perfect in this role! Although he is a Austrian actor, he is the epitome of a burly Russian Czar.

If you are looking for historical accuracy - look elsewhere. If you are looking for an intense, sweep-me-away drama filled with riveting acting

  • you've chosen well.



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