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Caligula ()

Caligola (original title)
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

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Caligula
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Drusilla
Guido Mannari ...
Macro
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Nerva
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Tiberius
Giancarlo Badessi ...
Claudius
Bruno Brive ...
Gemellus
Adriana Asti ...
Ennia
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Charicles
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Chaerea
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Longinus
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Livia (as Mirella Dangelo)
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Caesonia
Rick Parets ...
Mnester (as Richard Parets)
Paula Mitchell ...
Subura Singer
Osiride Pevarello ...
Giant
Donato Placido ...
Proculus
Anneka Di Lorenzo ...
Messalina
Lori Wagner ...
Agrippina
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Chaerea (uncredited) (voice)
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Macro (uncredited) (voice)
Gerardo Amato ...
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
Pino Ammendola ...
Roman Soldier (uncredited)
Fortunato Arena ...
Roman (uncredited)
Eduardo Bergara Leumann ...
High Priest of Rome (uncredited)
Signe Berger ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ...
Roman (uncredited)
Eolo Capritti ...
The Executioner (uncredited)
Antonio Casale ...
Roman (uncredited)
Lella Cattaneo ...
Roman (uncredited)
Valerie Rae Clark ...
Priestess of Isis / Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Priestess of Isis (uncredited)
Davide ...
Caligula's horse (uncredited)
Marcello Di Falco ...
Orgy Master (uncredited)
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
Consul (uncredited)
Lucky Fellows ...
Man in Imperial Brothel (uncredited)
Salvatore Furnari ...
Dwarf (uncredited)
Decio Gabin ...
Roman (uncredited)
Salvatore Governale ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Jane Hargrave ...
Priestess of Isis / Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Henrietta Kelogg ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ...
Maitre d' at Proculus' Wedding (uncredited)
Ritva Kaarina Maakorpi ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Donato Mercouri ...
Guard drinking Wine (uncredited)
Andrew Lord Miller ...
Senator Acesius (uncredited)
Juliet Morris ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Guy Munthe ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Giuseppe Namio ...
Roman (uncredited)
Carolyn Patsis ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Kris Petersson ...
Roman (uncredited)
Antonio Prester ...
Consul (uncredited)
Susanne Saxon ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Transvestite (uncredited)
Daniel Smith ...
Master of Ceremonies during Arresting (uncredited)
John Stacy ...
Senator (uncredited)
Melanie Sutherland ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Giovanna Tovoli ...
Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
Carlos Alberto Valles ...
Roman (uncredited)
Bonnie Dee Wilson ...
Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tinto Brass ... (principal photography)
Bob Guccione ... (uncredited) (additional footage)
Giancarlo Lui ... (uncredited) (additional footage)

Written by (WGA)

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Gore Vidal ... (adapted from an original screenplay by)
 
Bob Guccione ... (additional scenes) (uncredited)
 
Giancarlo Lui ... (additional scenes) (uncredited)
 
Franco Rossellini ... (dialogue) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Bob Guccione ... producer
Franco Rossellini ... producer / line producer (uncredited)
Jack H. Silverman ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Bruno Nicolai ... (as Paul Clemente)
Renzo Rossellini ... (1984)

Cinematography by

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Silvano Ippoliti ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nino Baragli
Enzo Micarelli
Russell Lloyd ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Peter Krook ... assistant editor
Giancarlo Lui ... post-production director
Enzo Natale ... post-production coordinator
Stuart Urban ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Paolo Heusch
Roberto Tatti

Art Direction by

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Danilo Donati

Costume Design by

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Danilo Donati ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Giuseppe Banchelli ... makeup artist (as Guiseppe Banchelli)
Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist (as Jole Cecchini)

Production Management

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Mario Di Biase ... production manager
Sergio Galiano ... unit manager
Augusto Marabelli ... production supervisor
Alessandro Mattei ... production supervisor
Franco Rossellini ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Piernico Solinas ... first assistant director
Luca Ronchi ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Gianpiero Grassi ... property master
Domenico Mancino ... blacksmith
Giovanni Natalucci ... architect
Luigi Urbani ... set dresser
Franco Velchi ... architect

Sound Department

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Marco Di Biase ... boom operator
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Archie Ludski ... dialogue editor
Claudio Maielli ... sound engineer
Giuliano Maielli ... boom operator
Stefano Morandi ... sound mixer
Robin O'Donoghue ... dubbing mixer
Winston Ryder ... supervising sound editor
Roger Van Engel ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Franco Celli ... special effects
Marcello Coccia ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eddie Adams ... special photographer
Jerry Bauer ... special photographer
Giuseppe Di Biase ... camera operator (as Pino Di Biase)
Alessio Gelsini Torresi ... assistant camera
Bob Guccione ... cinematographer: additional scenes
Giancarlo Lui ... cinematographer: additional scenes
Stan Malinowski ... special photographer
Claudio Patriarca ... special photographer
Enrico Sasso ... camera operator
Mario Tursi ... unit photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gloria Musetta ... wardrobe mistress (as Gloria Picone Mussetta)
Gregorio Simili ... wardrobe master

Music Department

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Bruno Nicolai ... conductor (as Paul Clemente) / orchestrator (as Paul Clemente)

Other crew

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Walter Alford ... unit publicist
Ferruccio Amendola ... dubbing director
Carla Cipriani ... continuity
Bruno Di Bartolomei ... accountant
Leslie Jay ... assistant to producers
Tito LeDuc ... choreographer (as Tito Le Duc)
Giuseppe Maffioli ... consultant: gastronomy
Giuseppe Pennese ... choreographer (as Pino Pennese)
Dan Peña ... financier
Franco Rossellini ... director: additional scenes
Maria Ruhle ... unit publicist
Louise Vincent ... dialogue director
Masolino D'Amico ... translator (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi ... voice dubbing: Helen Mirren (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani ... voice dubbing: Peter O'Toole (uncredited)
Paula Mitchell ... researcher (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato ... voice dubbing: Guido Mannari (uncredited)
Dario Penne ... voice dubbing: John Steiner (uncredited)
Massimo Turci ... voice dubbing: Malcolm McDowell (uncredited)
Roberto Villa ... voice dubbing: John Gielgud (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
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 »
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Also Known As
  • Io, Caligola (Italy)
  • Gore Vidal's Caligula (United States)
  • Caligula (United States)
  • Caligula (World-wide, English title)
  • Caligvla (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 156 min
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Budget $17,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The child-birth scene where Caesonia gives birth was an actual child-birth which was filmed in three takes using three different pregnant women extras and later edited together. See more »
Goofs Most of the penises seen in the movie would appear to be circumcised, which would be inaccurate as circumcision was not practiced in Rome. However on closer inspection, you can see that the penises are intact with the foreskin retracted. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Video Macumba (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Montagues Et Capulets (Dance of the Knights) See more »
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 »
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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