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Caligula (1979) Poster

(1979)

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Continuity 

The credits say "Cast in Order of Appearence," but due to the heavy editing after the "director's cut", they are completely wrong in subsequent versions. Some characters credited in the beginning appear around the end, and vice versa. For example, Proculus is introduced early in the film, yet he is the last billed.
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Anachronisms 

Most of the penises seen in the movie are obviously circumcised. However, circumcision was not practiced in Rome.
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.
Nerva is shown killing himself in the year 37 AD. However, he died circa 33 AD.
Many naked women have dim but visible tan lines, mostly around their hip area. However, topless sunbathing was then a thing of the future.
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Continuity 

When Tiberius and Caligula are in the three-story sex building (noted by the man with stilts), first Caligula goes down, following Tiberius on the elevator. Later, they are talking at the bottom, then back on top of the building, then back at the bottom.
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Caligula is stabbed many times by the guards, yet his robe shows no signs of damage.
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Factual errors 

Charea proclaims Claudius emperor after killing Caligula and his family. In reality, it was another Praetorian who proclaimed Claudius as emperor; Charea had been planning to kill Claudius as well to eliminate the entire imperial family.

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