This is the story of Peter I, Tsar 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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 Prince Feodor Romodanovsky 4 episodes, 1986
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 Sir Isaac Newton 4 episodes, 1986
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 Alexander Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
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 Charlotte 4 episodes, 1986
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 Frederick 4 episodes, 1986
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 Shafirov 4 episodes, 1986
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 Count Tolstoy 4 episodes, 1986
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 Boyar Lopukhin 4 episodes, 1986
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 Patriarch 4 episodes, 1986
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 Prince Vasily Golitsyn 4 episodes, 1986
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 Col. Patrick Gordon 4 episodes, 1986
Vladimir Ilin ...
 Earl Sheremetief 4 episodes, 1986
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Roman Filippov ...
 Danilo Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
Vsevolod Larionov ...
 Prince Sukhorukov 4 episodes, 1986
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 Father Theodosius 4 episodes, 1986
Walter Buschhoff ...
 Silvestre Mons 4 episodes, 1986
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 Karl XII, King of Sweden 4 episodes, 1986
Lyubov Germanova ...
 Afrosina 4 episodes, 1986
Burkhard Heyl ...
 Count Piper 4 episodes, 1986
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 10 Year Old Peter 4 episodes, 1986
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Tolly Thwaites ...
 Boy Alexis 4 episodes, 1986
Ulli Philipp ...
Denis DeMarne ...
 Old Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
Philip Bowen
Michael MacKenzie
Vera Kharybina
Anton Ragulin
Heinz Weiss ...
 Austrian doctor 4 episodes, 1986
Dmitriy Chernigovskiy ...
 Michael Menshikov 4 episodes, 1986
Cameron Austin Schiller ...
 Boy in Castle 4 episodes, 1986
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar 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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2 February 1986 (USA)  »

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(4 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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On a day when the outside temperature was only minus 18 degrees, Maximilian Schell remarked "it is warm today". See more »

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

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One of the great mini-series of all time but not on DVD!!
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I keep checking to see if this marvelous production has been transferred to DVD, but so far no luck. Vanessa Redgrave wonderfully portrays Sophie. Maximillian Schell (always good) is equally mesmerizing as Peter the Great. The production as a whole is faithful to Raymond Massie's book (same title) which I read twice many years ago. Having the smaller parts played by the likes of Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, and Trevor Howard is a real plus.

Peter's struggles with the Streltsy and the Boyars is faithfully portrayed. There is a pedestal in Red Square where the executions supposedly occurred. Peter the Great single handedly dragged Russia from Asia into Europe. He established the Russian navy and his first ship building effort is housed in a museum outside Moscow. I've seen the ship, but could never verify whether it was the original or a copy.


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