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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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 Russian's Perspective
9 August 2002 | by (Wichita, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I liked this series very much although it started to drag during part 4. I was vaguely familiar with Russian history and thought the series was accurate; that is until I read some of the comments from those truly knowledgeable of Russian history.

But my main contribution to this forum is to recount what my wife (a Russian) said about the movie as we watched it. First of all, how would we Americans like it if a movie about Abraham Lincoln portrayed him as a man of average height? Peter the Great was about 6'8" or 6'9". She also wishes that they would have shown how Russians built boats in the North and had to carry them a long way over land (I think she meant when they attacked the Turks at Azov). The movie also neglected to show how Peter established Universities and sent students to study in Europe.

And as one other person commented, I wish they would have shown more of St. Petersburg and how it was built.

It seems that there is enough material here for a ten part series rather than four.


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