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Peter the Great 

This is the story of Peter I, Czar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia, and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the... See full summary »
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1986  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Maximilian Schell ...  Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Sophia 4 episodes, 1986
Omar Sharif ...  Prince Feodor Romodanovsky 4 episodes, 1986
Trevor Howard ...  Sir Isaac Newton 4 episodes, 1986
Laurence Olivier ...  King William III of Orange 4 episodes, 1986
Helmut Griem ...  Alexander Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
Jan Niklas ...  Young Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
Elke Sommer ...  Charlotte 4 episodes, 1986
Renée Soutendijk ...  Anna Mons 4 episodes, 1986
Ursula Andress ...  Athalie 4 episodes, 1986
Mel Ferrer ...  Frederick 4 episodes, 1986
Hanna Schygulla ...  Catherine Skevronskaya 4 episodes, 1986
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ...  Shafirov 4 episodes, 1986
Günther Maria Halmer ...  Count Tolstoy 4 episodes, 1986
Olegar Fedoro ...  Boyar Lopukhin 4 episodes, 1986
Jan Malmsjö ...  Patriarch 4 episodes, 1986
Lilli Palmer ...  Natalya 4 episodes, 1986
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Prince Vasily Golitsyn 4 episodes, 1986
Jeremy Kemp ...  Col. Patrick Gordon 4 episodes, 1986
Vladimir Ilin Vladimir Ilin ...  Earl Sheremetief 4 episodes, 1986
Boris Plotnikov ...  Alexis 4 episodes, 1986
Roman Filippov ...  Danilo Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
Vsevolod Larionov ...  Prince Sukhorukov 4 episodes, 1986
Algis Arlauskas ...  Father Theodosius 4 episodes, 1986
Walter Buschhoff Walter Buschhoff ...  Silvestre Mons 4 episodes, 1986
Christoph Eichhorn ...  Karl XII, King of Sweden 4 episodes, 1986
Lyubov Germanova Lyubov Germanova ...  Afrosina 4 episodes, 1986
Burkhard Heyl Burkhard Heyl ...  Count Piper 4 episodes, 1986
Natalya Andreychenko ...  Eudoxia 4 episodes, 1986
Graham McGrath ...  10 Year Old Peter 4 episodes, 1986
Nikolay Lazarev ...  Ivan 4 episodes, 1986
Tolly Thwaites Tolly Thwaites ...  Boy Alexis 4 episodes, 1986
Ulli Philipp Ulli Philipp ...  Louise 4 episodes, 1986
Denis DeMarne Denis DeMarne ...  Old Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
Philip Bowen Philip Bowen 4 episodes, 1986
Carl Duering 4 episodes, 1986
Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie 4 episodes, 1986
Vera Kharybina Vera Kharybina 4 episodes, 1986
George Murcell 4 episodes, 1986
Anton Ragulin Anton Ragulin 4 episodes, 1986
Boris Shcherbakov 4 episodes, 1986
Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss ...  Austrian doctor 4 episodes, 1986
Ann Zacharias 4 episodes, 1986
Dmitriy Chernigovskiy Dmitriy Chernigovskiy ...  Michael Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
Cameron Austin Schiller Cameron Austin Schiller ...  Boy in Castle 4 episodes, 1986
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This is the story of Peter I, Czar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia, and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology, and military tactics. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter der Große See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maximilian Schell depicts the turbulent events occurring during the shooting of this mini-series in his autobiographical novel "Der Rebell" (written in 1997). Written from the point-of-view of an actor (Schell), who particularly suffered because of the harassments of his replaced Director Kevin Kramsky (a nom de plume for Marvin J. Chomsky) who is therefore killed by the actor at the end of the novel. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) See more »

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Peter the Great TV mini-series
29 June 2008 | by jdouglas-16See all my reviews

I found this TV min-series to be absolutely superb. The acting by the international cast was excellent and the costumes seemed like they belonged to the time period. It is a great, sweeping story about one of the greatest monarchs of all time and this film does not disappoint. The filming in Russia I think made the movie all that much more convincing.

It may be subject to the criticism that it is not completely historically accurate, but then the point of the mini-series is to entertain with a delightful story and I think it is understood that some freedom to re-write the history is acceptable. The main outline is correct and the characters look and act the part well.

I do not make this rating lightly. I have it on a VHS tape I bought years ago and still watch it often. I highly recommend it. Find it on the Internet and buy it. That's my recommendation.


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