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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Peter the Great 4 episodes, 1986
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 Prince Feodor Romodanovsky 4 episodes, 1986
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 Sir Isaac Newton 4 episodes, 1986
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 King William III of Orange 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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 Catherine Skevronskaya 4 episodes, 1986
Mike Gwilym ...
 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
Algis Arlauskas ...
 Father Theodosius 4 episodes, 1986
Walter Buschhoff ...
 Silvestre Mons 4 episodes, 1986
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 Karl XII, King of Sweden 4 episodes, 1986
Luba Ghermanova ...
 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
Boris Shcherbakov
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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1.33 : 1
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Last appearance of Lilli Palmer before her death. She died in the week before the mini-series was first aired in the US. 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 See 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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