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Caesar (2002)

Julius Caesar (original title)
Twenty-year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla, but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

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Uli Edel
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Gaius Julius Caesar
Richard Harris ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Christopher Walken ... Marcus Portius Cato
Valeria Golino ... Calpurnia
Chris Noth ... Pompey (as Christopher Noth)
Pamela Bowen ... Aurelia
Heino Ferch ... Vercingetorix
Tobias Moretti ... Caius Cassius
Samuela Sardo Samuela Sardo ... Cleopatra
Daniela Piazza Daniela Piazza ... Cornelia
Nicole Grimaudo ... Julia
Sean Pertwee ... Labienus
Ian Duncan ... Marcus Brutus
Kate Steavenson-Payne ... Portia
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Marcus Portius
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Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of Brutus and Cassius. Written by Ronos

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Feared by enemies. Betrayed by friends.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Netherlands | Italy | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last on-screen appearance of Richard Harris. See more »

Goofs

The two actors performing the 'Alexander' sketch in the play at the beginning of the film are seen again towards the end where they make fun of Caesar's relationship with Cleopatra. There is a gap of a few decades between the events, where Caesar has aged from about 20 to 50, yet the actors haven't aged at all. See more »

Quotes

Lucius Cornelius Sulla: [to Caeser] Old friends in the day become fresh enemies at night!
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2 January 2007 | by dh1897See all my reviews

My comments are mainly about the already existing comments which are nonsensical. Firstly, someone writes that it is a goof that Caesar claims to be a descendant of Venus, and that Venus is the Greek name, whereas the roman is Aphrodite. THAT is not the case: Venus is the roman name, and Aphrodite the Greek. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of mythology can tell you that.One should not write what one does not know about.

Secondly, there is a grave error in the summary: Brutus is NOT the nephew of Caesar but of Cato. Caesar had a very famous grand nephew named Gaius Octavian, aka Emperor Augustus, who is not depicted in the film but mentioned in the end credits.

I think it is OK for TV movie, but like most Roman films the "liberties" with historical facts annoys me. Still, it is far more correct than most of its ilk. A bit rushed at times, but fairly entertaining if you're into roman history.


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