"Rudy" 102 is a soviet tank T34/85. This model of Tank was used in all episodes, but in the first thirteen episodes they should fight on earlier model T34/76. The reason was that T34/76 wasn't in good condition to use it in the movie. See more »
Throughout the whole series, Gustlik uses the specific local dialect, accent and pronunciation from the Upper Silesian Industrial Region; however, as he mentioned several times, he actually hails from the Cieszyn Silesia - an entirely different part of Silesia, with very different local dialect. See more »
Many years ago, when I was very young, this Polish serial was a huge success in the Soviet Union. Now, the Union is no more, and the serial? Well, if you try and watch all 21 series again, you will not believe your own eyes - how can I watch this stuff? Well, let's be fair to the filmmakers - the serial was and is very funny. Even then, in times of terrible censorship and pro-Communist propaganda, this film managed to hold a healthy portion of a good hearty humor. Which is a big plus. There are so many naive traits here - the Nazis are often shown too caricature like, the brave Polish soldiers alone win the war (which is not true, as this was the huge combined effort of all the nations involved), the dialogs are too schematic and naive. And the general tone is often too lightweight. The last episode is a bit hasty and the final scene is a bit of a riddle - what, er, is that all? However, this film is like good hearty French or British comedies about the WWII - light, sweet and funny. This serial was certainly intended to be a serious work, but now it is much better watch it with a grain of salt and a heart laugh.
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