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Anastasia (1997)

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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Anastasia (voice)
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Dimitri (voice)
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Vladimir (voice)
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Rasputin (voice)
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Bartok (voice)
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Sophie (voice)
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Young Anastasia (voice)
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Rick Jones ...
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Phlegmenkoff / Old Woman (voice)
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Young Dimitri (voice)
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Actress (voice)
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Travelling Man / Major Domo (voice)
Charity James ...
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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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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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Trivia

The music box in this movie existed. It was given to Anastasia by Marie Feoderovna for her thirteenth birthday, but was silver, with a ballerina on top. See more »

Goofs

When the Dowager Empress places the tiara on Anastasia's head, her hair is clearly parted to her right. When she turns to the mirror, her reflection shows her hair parted to the right when in fact it should be parting to the left. 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 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 »


Soundtracks

Journey to the Past
Composed by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Aaliyah
Produced and Arranged by Guy Roche
Aaliyah appears courtesy of Blackground Enterprises/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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One of the best animated movies I've ever seen.
5 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

In Anastasia you expect there to be a few musical numbers, a battle of good and evil, and romance. Well there is that but, it comes out so beautifully to where this doesn't even feel like an animated movie. It feels more real than you'd ever expect from an animated movie like this.

Anastasia is a movie about a girl named Anya who lost nearly all of her memory about her past and her family. Now with the help of a con-man named Dimitri shes going to Paris to learn the truth about her past. While on this journey an evil sorcerer (who's the reason her family died in the first place) is out bring an end to the Romanav line forever. So as Dimitri and Anya grow closer to learning the truth about her past they must also make a difficult choice about what to do as they begin to fall in love.

Anastasia is a movie that just about the entire family will enjoy. It is light-hearted, filled with laughter, beautiful music that will make you want to dance and sing, and adventure to keep you excited throughout the film. This is a film I recommend to everyone who wants to find good whole-some family entertainment to watch, because Anastasia is perfect for that very reason.


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