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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu (original title)
TV-G | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | June 1973 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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

Miloslavski's quote "Gentlemen, keep your money in your bank, if you have any" is a pun to the commercial slogan of the soviet bank "Bank of the working, saving and loaning people of the USSR", also know as the "Savingbank of the USSR". See more »

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By naming some of the cities Ivan the Terrible has invaded , he also named Revel', the old name of Tallin, Estonia. However historically the Czar was trying to invade the city but never did it. See more »

Quotes

Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: And who's playing Tsar Boris?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] What Tsar Boris? Boriska?
Karp Savelyevich Yakin, film director: What is it?
Ivan Vasilyevich Bunsha, house manager: [Tsar Ivan The Terrible] Boriska is to become a tsar?
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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 »

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Features Boris Godunov (1954) See more »

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Kap-kap-kap
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Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by a men chorus
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One of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed!
8 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Hi!

As the title of the comment points this is one of the best Soviet comedies ever filmed. And that's is the reason for many people from other countries of the world not to get it's meaning. I would say that even modern day Russians - who have never lived in The Soviet Union, who have no idea what Iron Curtain or Warsaw Treaty Organization is will never understand and enjoy it in full. But anyone who is acquainted with Soviet reality will vote 10 of 10 - I am sure. So do not blame Americans or peoples from other countries for not getting Soviet comedies (those were great; and modern day Russian comedies is pure crap - I am sorry) - they were so very oriented to our former reality that are hard to get in modern days. My score is 20 of 10.


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