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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery  -  7 December 1986 (USA)
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Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

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Amy Irving was so impressed with Christian Bale that she recommended him to her then-husband Steven Spielberg, who was casting the lead for his next project, Empire of the Sun (1987). Spielberg gave Bale the lead role, and while the film received mixed reviews, Bale was universally praised. See more »

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The 1917 scene where Anastasia is on the Siberia-bound train talking to her brother, Alexi, about how Britain's Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) is "exactly my age". In reality, Edward VIII was born in 1894, approx. seven years before Anastasia (b. 1901). See more »

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Version of Anastasia (1967) See more »

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Superb telling of the legendary story with excellent cast...
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This is a richly produced, atmospheric telling of the Anastasia legend set against the time of the Russian revolution. It has the look of an authentic, handsome movie of the kind made during the golden age of Hollywood. In the title role, Amy Irving gives what is probably one of the finest performances of her career. Others around her are equally impressive: Rex Harrison, Olivia de Havilland, Claire Bloom, Omar Shariff, Jan Niklas and Susan Lucci.

The epic story begins with the start of the revolution and the exile of the family of Nicolas and Alexandra. After fleeing execution, the story follows Anastasia's years of struggle to regain her royal heritage--and the opposition of forces around her who call her an imposter.

Winner of two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and much acclaim from critics and public upon its video showing in 1986. Well worth viewing.


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