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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (original title)
TV-G | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | June 1973 (USA)
An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director:

Leonid Gaidai

Writers:

Mikhail A. Bulgakov (play) (as Mikhail Bulgakov), Vladlen Bakhnov (as V. Bakhnov) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha / Czar Ivan The Terrible
Leonid Kuravlyov ... George Miloslavsky
Aleksandr Demyanenko ... Shurik
Saveliy Kramarov ... Feofan
Natalya Seleznyova ... Zinaida Mikhaylovna Timofeyeva
Natalya Krachkovskaya ... Ulyana Andreyevna (as Natalya Belogortseva-Krachkovskaya)
Natalya Kustinskaya ... Yakin's Lover
Vladimir Etush ... Anton Semyonovich Shpak
Mikhail Pugovkin ... Karp Savelyevich Yakin
Sergey Filippov ... Swedish Ambassador
Eduard Bredun ... Trader of Radio Components (as E. Bredun)
Aleksandr Vigdorov ... Strelets (as A. Vigdorov)
Valentin Grachyov ... Strelets (as V. Grachyov)
Natalya Gurzo ... Nurse (as N. Gurzo)
Ivan Zhevago ... Doctor (as I. Zhevago)
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Storyline

Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973. Written by Dmitry Zharkov <dmitry@pharm.sunysb.edu>

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Trivia

In the banquet scene, they display a spoonful of eggplant caviar ("a foreign product") next to bowls of red and black caviar. This is a dig at the lack of consumer goods in the Soviet Union, where red and black caviar were almost impossible to find so Soviet citizens made do with an eggplant confection described as "caviar." See more »

Goofs

The time machine is destroyed by Miloslavski by throwing a halbert. However those only existed in Russia since 1605. See more »

Quotes

Zinaida Mikhailovna Timofeyeva: Oh, Shurik! Your apparatus is going to kiII you!
Engineer Alexander Sergeyevich Timofeyev: My apparatus, Zinochka, wiII make me famous. And you, too.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits say: The "experimental artist union" presents: a non-science-, fictitious, a not quite realistic and a not accurate historical movie See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Kap-kap-kap
(or "Marusya")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by a men chorus
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Perfect blend!
21 December 2003 | by luttensSee all my reviews

It is perhaps the best Soviet comedy ever made... But it`s very difficult for a person, who does not speak Russian to understand it completely. The movie is full with tricky details, specific language and many funny episodes, so typical for the Socialist era. It is a constant pleasure to watch over and over again!


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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