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Caligula (1979)

Caligola (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, History | 15 February 1980 (USA)
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

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Writer:

(original screenplay)
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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Teresa Ann Savoy ...
Guido Mannari ...
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Giancarlo Badessi ...
Bruno Brive ...
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Leopoldo Trieste ...
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Livia (as Mirella Dangelo)
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Rick Parets ...
Mnester (as Richard Parets)
Paula Mitchell ...
Subura Singer
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Storyline

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members). Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What would you have done if you had been given absolute power of life and death over everybody else in the whole world? See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Release Date:

15 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caligula  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,669 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$23,438,120 (USA)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (recut) | (re-release) | (original)

Sound Mix:

(re-release: 1999)| (original release)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film opened at #1 in the Box Office in both Italy and US, grossing $20 Million in a week, until it was removed from theatres due to public petitions. According to Bob Guccione, it would have entered in box office history if it wasn't removed. See more »

Goofs

There is a huge map of Europe and the Mediterranean on the wall. It is a modern, extremely precise map, much more precise than available at the time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caligula: I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man and therefore I am a God.
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Crazy Credits

Due to numerous pending lawsuits and settlements at the time of the film's release, no one is technically fully credited for writing and directing the finished film. See more »


Soundtracks

Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia
Aram Khachaturyan
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User Reviews

 
Great Movie
25 May 2002 | by (Tinglev, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie was running for a stunning 5 years ore so, in a Copenhagen Cinema. I saw it for the first time there, and i was taken by it. The combination of great performance and the open sexuality is amazing, especially the lesbian scene is worth watching again and again, here is no pumped up breast and dumb blondes but hot sexual women who actually looks like the like what they are doing. And the story is great too, that's the way to learn about history. if you haven't seen it, see it now!!


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