MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,155 this week

Rasputin (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  23 March 1996 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,395 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 7 critic

HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 07 Dec 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rasputin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rasputin (TV Movie 1996)

Rasputin (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rasputin.

User Polls

Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rasputin (1981)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Director: Elem Klimov
Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line
Mesmer (1994)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Mike Binder, Tim Briggs, Allan Corduner
Dark Harbor (1998)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Coleman Howard
Stars: Alan Rickman, Polly Walker, Norman Reedus
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Georgina Cates
Closet Land (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only ... See full summary »

Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died.... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe
Something the Lord Made (TV Movie 2004)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Director: Alan Rickman
Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid
Judas Kiss (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino
Rasputin I (2013)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Directors: Josée Dayan, Irakli Kvirikadze
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Vladimir Mashkov
Raspoutine (TV Movie 2011)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.

Director: Josée Dayan
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Vladimir Mashkov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ian Hogg ...
Sheila Ruskin ...
Peter Jeffrey ...
Freddie Findlay ...
Julian Curry ...
László Áron ...
János Bata ...
Detective #1
István Bicskei ...
István Bubik ...
Edit

Storyline

In 1910s Russia, Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra find their son Alexei, sole heir to the Romanov dynasty, suffering from hemophelia and conventional medicine failing to help him. Alexandra looks into finding holistic treatment and finds Father Grigori Rasputin, a destitute monk who claims he had a vision from the Virgin Mary telling him that the Tsar needed him. Though Nicholas and the royal doctor are both skeptical of Rasputin's alleged healing abilities, young Alexei quickly bonds with the charleton/prophet, so he remains in the Royal Court. But Rasputin's constant boozing and womanizing angers the aristocracy and worsens the already unstable tensions between Nicholas and his subjects. With the seeds of revolution brewing, it becomes increasingly apparent that a bad end awaits for the entire Royal Family. Written by Ronos

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He Was A Magician. A Madman. A Savior And Seducer....


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's cliffhanger ending suggests Alexei may have survived the massacre at Ipatev House, as his body (along with one of his sisters') had never been recovered. However, some 11 years after this film's release, remains found near the Ipatev House site were unearthed and confirmed to be Alexei's, thus rendering this film's ambiguous finale anachronistic. See more »

Goofs

When Rasputin arrives in St. Petersburg he is shown standing before the Winter Palace in Palace Square. The palace appears as it does today, painted green with white and gold accents. At the time of Rasputin's arrival in 1911 however, the palace was painted entirely in dull red. The palace's current color scheme was not applied until the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Tsar Nicholas II: [to Alexandra] Smile. I never see you smile. Do you remember the little cottage we stayed in when we visited your family in Germany? And the picnics we used to have, and the songs we sang under the chestnut trees?
Tsarina Alexandra: What in the world made you think of that?
Tsar Nicholas II: And how those fisherman splashed us with their oars and didn't know who we were. We were soaked all over. And how we never ever wanted to leave... we are locked in, the key has been lost and now we must stay there forever.
[they kiss]
See more »

Connections

Version of Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good drama, mediocre history.
17 June 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

HBO's "Rasputin" is an Emmy winning retelling of an old story around which swirls as much legend as fact. The film stretches the emotional and dramatic moments while condensing the history as it goes for the viscera with Rickman painting a sensationalized portrait of the enigmatic and shadowy title character. A stuttering drama dumbed down for prime time audiences, "Rasputin 1996" should be an entertaining watch for those who like a little history with their television dramas.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The music! bitterlycynical
Shouldn't have called it rasputin... andrew_jakobs
Rasputin the man Tbags180
Okay, one more time UkyoXo
Run Time double_c
A petition needs to be started vipergx
Discuss Rasputin (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?