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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 overview, first billed only:
Anastasia (voice)
Dimitri (voice)
Vladimir (voice)
Rasputin (voice)
Bartok (voice)
Sophie (voice)
Young Anastasia (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)


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:

Anastasija  »

Box Office


$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$120,541 (USA) (14 November 1997)


£5,321,922 (UK) (29 May 1998)

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Did You Know?


The character of Dimitri was based on a European prince who vouched for Anna Anderson's identity as Anastasia. The prince had only met Anastasia once and during her childhood, though, so he was not considered a very credible source. See more »


Throughout the movie Anya's eyes change from originally blue to green to gray and back to blue. See more »


[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 version shown on HBO and related channels contains extra credits for the Spanish-language version of the film. The song over those credits, a Spanish version of "Journey to the Past," was on the film's soundtrack album. See more »


References Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »


A Rumor in St. Petersburg
Composed by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Jonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, and the Townspeople
Arranged by Doug Besterman
Orchestrated by William David Brohn
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Suspend any disbelief, and the movie is *outstanding*
28 December 1998 | by (Riverside, USA) – 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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