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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Caesar. Cleo doesn't want him around and plots for his sudden demise... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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One of the senators states in the senate that there has been a decline and that he doesn't need to tell the senate what that leads to - a fall! This is a humorous reference to Edward Gibbon's classic book "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." See more »

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Towards the end of the film, the British slaves are escaping out of the window. As they rush over to the window, one man's costume flies up, and you can see the modern red underwear he has got on. See more »

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Bilius: Hail, Mark Antony!
Mark Antony: Hail - snow, rain, thunder, lighting - the lot! Julius in?
[Gloria screams and runs out]
Mark Antony: I see he is!
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Whose got the skinniest legs Romans or Britains
30 May 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I do love the Carry Ons,this is one of my favourites especially as it has Amanda Barrie playing Cleo,didn't she have such big eyes?i particularly like the way she portrays Cleo as a sort of hippie Groovy Chic,rather than a big boobed no personality bimbo as was portrayed in the Up Pompai series with Frankie Howard,which was about the same era.Warren Mitchell is particularly funny as Marcus & Spencius it makes you wonder why he was never part of the team,this is the only time you see him in a carry on and his time on set is memorable.For me the funniest thing about this film now is how skinny most of the stars legs are,whose are the skinniest would you say?Charles Hawtrys,Jim Dales,Kenneth Williams,Cleos even Sid James had thin legs,i think they should have all gone down the gym first.But then the Carry on team were always different,they could always raise a laugh in one way or another.


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