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Anastasia (1997)

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The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anastasia (voice)
... Dimitri (voice)
... Vladimir (voice)
... Rasputin (voice)
... Bartok (voice)
... Sophie (voice)
... Young Anastasia (voice)
... The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
Rick Jones ... Czar Nicholas / Servant / Revolutionary Soldier / Ticket Agent (voice)
... Phlegmenkoff / Old Woman (voice)
... Young Dimitri (voice)
... Actress (voice)
... Travelling Man / Major Domo (voice)
Charity James ... Anastasia Impostor (voice)
... Anastasia (singing voice)
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Storyline

The daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II, Anastasia is found by two Russian con men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek the reward that her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie, promised to the ones who'll find her. But the evil mystic of the Tsar family, Rasputin, still wants the Romanov family to be destroyed forever. Written by Anonymous

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Discover the Adventure Behind the Greatest Mystery of Our Time


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Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Music Box  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,541, 16 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$58,406,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,804,348
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(as dts) (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Dimitri is supposedly based on Leonid Ivanovich Sednev, a kitchen boy who served the Romanovs along with his uncle. When the family was executed, Leonid was among the few members of the entourage that were spared by the Soviets, who sent him off to live with relatives. See more »

Goofs

When they are at the ballet, the back of Anastasia's dress had two straight tails. Later, when she was packing, it was connected at the bottom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dowager Empress Marie: There was a time, not very long ago, where we lived in an enchanted world of elegant palaces and grand parties. The year was 1916, and my son, Nicholas, was the czar of Imperial Russia.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the initial set of the credits shows clips of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Learn to Do It
Composed by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway, and Jonathan Dokuchitz
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Suspend any disbelief, and the movie is *outstanding*
28 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

The best way to watch a movie is with suspension of disbelief - Just trust what the producers present you with and don't question it. With that, "Anastasia" is one of the most delightful movies I've seen in some time. It's like an old musical, with people spontaneously erupting into choreographed dance, but with modern dialog (And funny, at that!), an enjoyable romance, and action sequences to keep things moving. The music, while nothing to remember to the point of distraction, was perfect for humming, and even worked to advance the plot - Unlike so many animated songs put in for the sake of having a song. So it wasn't historically perfect - if it were, there'd be no story. Go ahead and feel smug that you know what really happened, but don't turn to comment to your neighbor, lest you miss one minute of the wonderfully unfolding plot.


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