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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Richard Burton was offered the role of Tsar Nicholas, but he declined due to personal problems, with which he was dealing at the time.
We're going to be torn to pieces. You politicians think you're in control, but you'll be swept away like the rest of us. Rome, Athens, Petersburg, you can't stop it. In the meantime, I shall enjoy myself. Come to my place on Thursday, Rasputin. I'm ...
The near-ending scene where the family is laughing about unflattering photos taken of them and reading letters from their relatives, friends and teachers has Nicholas saying "in a 'month or two'" as when "Mama" (Nicholas'; the Queen Mother) would be off to England in. Actually, Marie Feodorovna didn't go to England until 1919, the year after the family's July 1918 deaths.
"By courtesy of the National Theatre of G.B." is written underneath Tom Baker and Laurence Olivier's names in the end credits. "By courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company" is written underneath Janet Suzman's name.
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