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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Morrell (novel)
Gy Waldron (teleplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
22 January 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Romulus and Remus are two CIA agents, their direct instructor is John Elliott. They both were picked... See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Peter Strauss ... Romulus (2 episodes, 1989)

Robert Mitchum ... John Eliot (2 episodes, 1989)

Connie Sellecca ... Erika Bernstein (2 episodes, 1989)

David Morse ... Remus (2 episodes, 1989)

James Sikking ... Felix (2 episodes, 1989)

M. Emmet Walsh ... Hardy (2 episodes, 1989)

James Hong ... Col. Chan (2 episodes, 1989)

Rhys McConnochie ... Orlik (2 episodes, 1989)
Nick Enright (2 episodes, 1989)
Martyn Sanderson (2 episodes, 1989)
Frank Whitten (2 episodes, 1989)

Robert Taylor ... Pollux (2 episodes, 1989)
Brett Williams (2 episodes, 1989)
Michael M. Vendrell (2 episodes, 1989)
Ken Blackburn ... Forbes (2 episodes, 1989)
William Johnson (2 episodes, 1989)
Chic Littlewood (2 episodes, 1989)
Bob Gould (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Morgan (2 episodes, 1989)
Alan Farquhar (2 episodes, 1989)
Ernie Stanley (2 episodes, 1989)
Norman Forsey (2 episodes, 1989)
Ian Harrop ... Malenov (2 episodes, 1989)

Stig Eldred (2 episodes, 1989)
Sasi Smillie (2 episodes, 1989)
David Cole (2 episodes, 1989)
Phillip Gordon (2 episodes, 1989)
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Series Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
David Morrell (unknown episodes)
Gy Waldron (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Marvin J. Chomsky .... producer (2 episodes, 1989)
Stirling Silliphant .... producer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Bartle (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Ridsdale (2 episodes, 1989)
William B. Stich (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting by
Hank McCann (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Design by
David Copping (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rick Kofoed (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jane Bond (2 episodes, 1989)
Brad R. Loman (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Violette Fontaine .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1989)
William Lyon MacKenzie .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Pascal Satet .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Dorothy J. Bailey .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1989)
D. Scott Easton .... production manager (2 episodes, 1989)
Murray Newey .... production manager: New Zealand (2 episodes, 1989)
William F. Phillips .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
Paul Grinder .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
Jessica Hobbs .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
Fred Lerner .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
John Daniell .... property master (2 episodes, 1989)
Paul Dulieu .... property buyer (2 episodes, 1989)
John Miles .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
John Parker .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
Mark Robins .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1989)
Harry Wong .... painter (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Tom Beckert .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
Stephen Buckland .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1989)
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Clint Ingram .... special effects (2 episodes, 1989)
Rick Josephsen .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
Ken Nosack .... special effects assistant (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Bell .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Cervin .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1989)
Mike Fuller .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 1989)
Ian Jones .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1989)
John Mahaffie .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1989)
Baza McGinn .... key grip (2 episodes, 1989)
Chris McKenzie .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1989)
Mark Olsen .... focus puller: second unit (2 episodes, 1989)
Kevin Riley .... electrician (2 episodes, 1989)
David Williamson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting Department
Michael Lynch .... casting: Australia (2 episodes, 1989)
Joselyn Morton .... casting: New Zealand (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1989)
Christine West .... costumer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Sean K. Lambert .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Location Management
Liz DiFiore .... location manager (2 episodes, 1989)
Kate White .... location manager (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Roy Prendergast .... music editor (2 episodes, 1989)
Laurence Rosenthal .... music performed by (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robin Allen-Paris .... action vehicles (2 episodes, 1989)
Graeme Sinclair .... transportation manager (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Bryan Burns .... armorer (2 episodes, 1989)
Janine Dickins .... payroll accountant (2 episodes, 1989)
Richard Dixon .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1989)
Liz Jackson .... assistant: M. Chomsky (2 episodes, 1989)
Maurice Kendon .... accountant: New Zealand (2 episodes, 1989)
Janet Klee .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1989)
Catherine Madigan .... coordinator: New Zealand (2 episodes, 1989)
Don Spary .... helicopter coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)
Frank Tudisco .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1989)
Michael M. Vendrell .... fight choreographer: martial arts (2 episodes, 1989)
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production administrator (2 episodes, 1989)
George Zammit .... assistant armorer (2 episodes, 1989)
 

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Runtime:
240 min | Sweden:178 min (PAL DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Novelist David Morrell penned a sequel which featured Saul partnering with a character from The Fraternity of the Stone whose story paralleled Saul's brother Chris's time in a monastery.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: New Zealand landmarks such as the Auckland Harbour Bridge are visible in many scenes that are not set in New Zealand.See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of the best B-grades out there, 15 July 2005
Author: mattrochman from Australia

This is a intriguing spy movie, mainly because it doesn't follow the formula of most other spy-films.

This is not another one of those films where the goody spies on the baddie, the baddie captures the goody, reveals his devious plans to annihilate the world, the goody escapes, kills the baddie and saves the girl. The strengths of those sorts of films are found in their special effects, stunts and a drawn-out battle at the end of the film.

By contrast, the strength of the Brotherhood of the Rose is its intelligent and engaging plot. A spy is double crossed and aims to find out why before they find him. The answers turns out to be a rather complex and very well-conceived conspiracy.

It's only downfall is its crappy production level. The sound quality, editing, directing and screenplay are noted areas requiring improvement. The acting is also inconsistent, but the brilliant Robert Mitchum, David Morse, Rhys McConnochie and M. Emmet Walsh offer fairly solid performances to ensure that the acting does not stand out as a major downfall.

Some cheesy lines and awkward acting moments could have been left on the cutting room floor. There also appears to be an editing error here and there (where a scene cuts before it appears to be finished). Furthermore, whoever chose the cheap and tacky music should have been sacked.

Aside from that, a very good watch. However, it is fairly long - 3 hours or so. Yet, I like a film that isn't impatient if the story is worth unfolding gradually.

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