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Release Date:
25 September 1966 (Poland) See more »
Story follows the adventures of a tank crew and their T-34 tank in the 1st Polish Army during World War II.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 34)
Janusz Gajos ... Cpl. / ... (21 episodes, 1966-1970)
Franciszek Pieczka ... Cpl. / ... (21 episodes, 1966-1970)
Wlodzimierz Press ... Sgt. Grigorij Saakaszwili / ... (21 episodes, 1966-1970)
Malgorzata Niemirska ... Sgt. Lidka Wisniewska / ... (17 episodes, 1966-1970)
Witold Pyrkosz ... Cpl. Franek Wichura / ... (16 episodes, 1966-1970)
Pola Raksa ... Marusia 'Ogoniok' (14 episodes, 1966-1970)
Wieslaw Golas ... Pvt. Tomek Czeresniak (13 episodes, 1968-1970)
Tadeusz Kalinowski ... Col. Tadeusz / ... (13 episodes, 1966-1970)
Janusz Klosinski ... Sgt. Czernousow / ... (12 episodes, 1966-1970)

Series Directed by
Konrad Nalecki (4 episodes, 1966)

Andrzej Czekalski (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Janusz Przymanowski (4 episodes, 1966)
Stanislaw Wohl (4 episodes, 1966)

Maria Przymanowska (unknown episodes)

Series Original Music by
Adam Walacinski (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Cinematography by
Romuald Kropat (4 episodes, 1966)

Mikolaj Sprudin (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Roman Kolski (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Production Design by
Zdzislaw Kielanowski (4 episodes, 1966)
Wieslaw Sniadecki (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Direction by
Zdzislaw Kielanowski (unknown episodes)
Wieslaw Sniadecki (unknown episodes)
Jaroslaw Switoniak (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Janina Kozminska (4 episodes, 1966)

Danuta Polis (unknown episodes)
Barbara Wegorek (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Maria Maziarz .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1966)
Jadwiga Rainska .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1966)

Miroslaw Jakubowski .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Roman Kesikowski .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Donat Bilski .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1966)
Jerzy Nitecki .... production manager (4 episodes, 1966)
Zbigniew Stanek .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henryk Kluba .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1966)
Jerzy Karwowski .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Department
Jerzy Radziwon .... set designer (4 episodes, 1966)
Jerzy Zielinski .... assistant production designer (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Sound Department
Aleksander Golebiowski .... sound (4 episodes, 1966)

Leonard Ksiezak .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Holender .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 1966)
Henryk Depczyk .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1966)
Stefan Kurzyp .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1966)
Józef Nasiadka .... chief lighting technician (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alicja Wasilewska .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Editorial Department
Krzysztof Osiecki .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1966)
Series Other crew
Wladyslaw Chamielec .... consultant (4 episodes, 1966)
Wieslaw Grzelczak .... production staff (4 episodes, 1966)
Alicja Kluba .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1966)
Mateusz Lach .... consultant (4 episodes, 1966)
Zbigniew Tolloczko .... production staff (4 episodes, 1966)

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55 min (21 episodes)
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Did You Know?

"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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Our Folks (1967)See more »
Deszcze niespokojneSee more »


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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
a cult Polish TV series, 28 April 2005
Author: piotr-3

This classic TV series has become an instant cult phenomenon in Poland from the moment it first hit the screens in 1966. Entire generations of young Polish boys have been raised on it (including myself), often playing under the tables pretending that it's the ''Rudy'' tank. The Communist propaganda didn't matter and was actually quite weak. In fact, the series felt more pro-Russian (and pro-Georgian) than pro-Communist. And it even contained a few thinly-veiled hints of Stalinist crimes: after all, when we first meet Janek, he lives in the middle of the Siberian taiga forest. It doesn't take a genius to figure out how he got there - he was certainly deported along with 1 or 2 millions other Poles in 1939-1941. There are also various characters in the series who refer to various nasty gossips about the Soviet Red Army - an oblique way of acknowledging that the Soviet ''liberation'' of Poland wasn't perceived as such by many (if not most) Poles.

The series is divided into 21 episodes of 1 hour each. In the first 8 episodes, we follow Janek, Gustlik, Grigorij and their boss Olgierd from Oka (in 1943) to Gdansk (in March 1945). The war is almost over, Olgierd dies, but then the series is resurrected for 13 more episodes that last barely a month (from March to May 1945). Tomek Czeresniak joins the crew that fights German saboteurs on the Pomeranian seacoast and then joins the big offensive across the Odra river all the way to Berlin. Generally speaking, the later episodes are slightly better than the earlier ones - the action scenes are more exciting, and Wieslaw Golas (playing Tomek) is way more fun than Roman Wilhelmi (who plays Olgierd). Particularly exciting is the episode when the tank crew is taken prisoner by the Germans near the Odra river, and the ''Rudy'' tank is used as target practice on an artillery range. The episode when the tank enters the flooded subway tunnels in Berlin is also very impressive.

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