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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 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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 Charlotte 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
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 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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 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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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
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 Karl XII, King of Sweden 4 episodes, 1986
Luba Ghermanova ...
 Afrosina 4 episodes, 1986
Burkhard Heyl ...
 Count Piper 4 episodes, 1986
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 10 Year Old Peter 4 episodes, 1986
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Tolly Thwaites ...
 Boy Alexis 4 episodes, 1986
Ulli Philipp ...
Denis DeMarne ...
 Old Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
Philip Bowen
Michael MacKenzie
Vera Kharybina
Anton Ragulin
Boris Shcherbakov
Heinz Weiss ...
 Austrian doctor 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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Last appearance of Lilli Palmer before her death. She died in the week before the mini-series was first aired in the US. 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 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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