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Up Pompeii (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  9 March 1971 (UK)
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ...
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Barbara Murray ...
Patrick Cargill ...
Lance Percival ...
Bilius
Julie Ege ...
Voluptua
Bill Fraser ...
Prosperus Maximus
Rita Webb ...
Cassandra
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Nero's Champion / Gorgo
Adrienne Posta ...
Scrubba
Madeline Smith ...
Royce Mills ...
Ian Trigger ...
Odius
Aubrey Woods ...
Villanus
Hugh Paddick ...
Priest
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Storyline

Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems small compared to the trouble the scroll brings - but all are in for a nasty shock when Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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It's Ludicrus Maximus - When the Forum Loses Its Decorum! See more »

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Comedy

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9 March 1971 (UK)  »

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Up Pompeii, i polis ton orgion  »

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Trivia

Julie Ege's speaking voice was dubbed by Sheila Steafel. See more »

Goofs

Lurcio claims to Bilius that he didn't read the incriminating scroll because he never learned to read, but he has no problem reading the ode written by Nausius. There is no reason to believe he is lying to Bilius, because at no point does Lurcio ever appear to try to read the scroll. If he had read the scroll earlier, it would have changed the whole plot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lurcio: [during the opening credits when Frankie Howerd is displayed in small letters] Oh come on, bigger!
Lurcio: [the name gets bigger] Don't be ashamed of it!
Lurcio: [now bigger] Bigger!
[now even bigger]
Lurcio: Bigger!
Lurcio: [the name is now very large, and most of it has disappeared] Alright, don't go mad!
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Connections

Spun-off from Up Pompeii! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Up Pompeii
(Main Theme)
Written by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
Sung by Frankie Howerd (uncredited)
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A sexy comedy that has you wishing they had made more.
5 April 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Howard has the knack of knowing when to give the audience the eye, with a just perfect leer. This film is one that shows you that it is possible to break the 4th wall to include the audience in the scene. A movie any teenage boy would love and should be viewed by all the staff at "MAXIM". When the film was first shown on TV here in North America it was a little scandalous. The English were not as prudish and had more fun that way.


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