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Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Astérix & Obélix contre César (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 14 July 2000 (USA)
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.

Director:

Claude Zidi

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... Astérix
Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix
Roberto Benigni ... Lucius Detritus
Michel Galabru ... Abraracourcix
Claude Piéplu ... Panoramix
Daniel Prévost ... Prolix
Pierre Palmade Pierre Palmade ... Assurancetourix
Laetitia Casta ... Falbala
Arielle Dombasle ... Mme Agecanonix
Sim ... Agecanonix
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Bonnemine
Gottfried John ... Jules César
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Caius Bonus
Jean-Roger Milo Jean-Roger Milo ... Cetautomatix
Jean-Jacques Devaux Jean-Jacques Devaux ... Ordralfabetix
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Storyline

The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what's so special about their resistance. A special magic potion, prepared by the village's druid, gives incredible power to those who drink it. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since. With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last potion of it's stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Taglines:

The Gauls are revolting!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF274,620,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$304,245, 6 June 1999

Gross USA:

$1,541,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,632,567
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie it is established that Getafix's magic potion works only for "about ten minutes". However this is a big contrast to the original comic books where the magic potion did in fact work for many hours (if not days) See more »

Goofs

When Obelix walks over the wooden gate he kicked down over its guard, it is clearly visible that there is a rack underneath to make it wobble like a seesaw. See more »

Quotes

Astérix: Look - the Man in the Iron Mask!
Obélix: Have they written that yet?
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Crazy Credits

This movie is dedicated to René Goscinny See more »

Connections

Followed by Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002) See more »

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Is it so bad?
17 June 1999 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Critics, in France and Quebec, have been very hard on this movie. They all compare the film to the excellent comic books of the adventures of Astérix and Obélix. It's the same old story for any movie adapted from a book : the book will always be better! That's right: Astérix is not as charming as in the books, and some characters (Falbala) are there for... well... what for? Some of the characters of the books are missing in the movie: Cétautaumatix and Ordralfabetix. But for just good entertainment, this is a good movie! It reminds me a little bit of the Flinstone movie : better in cartoons (or comic strips) but not so bad at all. When I saw the movie, I noticed that people really loved Roberto Benigni, because of his succes in the Life is wonderful movie. Children of the audience love the movie, I have lots of fun, so, what's really wrong?


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