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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
"Les douze travaux d'Astérix" (original title)

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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix / Les 2 sénateurs (voice)
Jacques Morel ...
Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Abraracourcix (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Le réceptionniste (voice)
Jean Martinelli ...
César (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ...
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Lawrence Riesner ...
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Claude Dasset ...
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Roger Lumont ...
Cylindrique le Germain, prof de karaté allemand (voice)
Gérard Hernandez ...
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Henri Virlojeux ...
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Nicole Vervil ...
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Jacques Hilling ...
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Henri Poirier ...
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Mary Mongourdin ...
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When Julius Cesar fears, that he will probably never be able to defeat the gaulic village of Asterix and his friends, he has the idea of offering the Gauls a deal: if they are able to solve twelve tasks that he selected, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If not, they have to submit. Written by Michael Zink

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Twelve mighty tasks to prove the Gauls are gods or mortals!


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17 November 1976 (USA)  »

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At one point a chicken lays some bizarre looking eggs. One is in the shape of Donald Duck's head. Note that the scene was cut in some versions due to copyright problems. See more »

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Julius Caesar: Brutus, stop playing with that knife. You'll end up hurting someone.
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The 13th task: Find a fan who didn't like this one.
6 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The best of the several movie adventures of Asterix, Obelix, Vitalstatistix and Co., our heroes are given a series of increasingly difficult tasks by Caesar, with the future of the village at stake - ranging from crossing a ravine by an invisible bridge ("Which you do not see over there") through avoiding the lures of the sirens, combating a champion javelin thrower and getting a permit for the next task (something that will strike a chord in anyone who's ever had to face red tape) to facing a celestial challenge by a god who asks them to... actually, that last one is so funny you have to see it for yourself.

There is a book out, but it's the adaptation of the movie, making "The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix" the only one to date actually written for the screen first. Perhaps the makers of the later animated movies and the live-action ones could take the hint? (Or is adapting them properly beyond 'em?) Sheer pleasure throughout, with moments that still make me laugh years after seeing it and some surprisingly strong satire, all the movies should have been like this. Right, let's tie up the bard and bring on the boar...


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