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Caesar (2002)

Julius Caesar (original title)
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Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of Brutus and Cassius. Written by Ronos

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Feared by enemies. Betrayed by friends.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 June 2003 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Heino Ferch spent five hours in the wardrobe to transforming him into Vercingetorix, every day. See more »

Goofs

The two actors performing the 'Alexander' sketch in the play at the beginning of the film are seen again towards the end where they make fun of Caesar's relationship with Cleopatra. There is a gap of a few decades between the events, where Caesar has aged from about 20 to 50, yet the actors haven't aged at all. See more »

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Caesar: Cleopatra rules a large part of Africa.
Calpurnia: And ALL of you!
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2 January 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

My comments are mainly about the already existing comments which are nonsensical. Firstly, someone writes that it is a goof that Caesar claims to be a descendant of Venus, and that Venus is the Greek name, whereas the roman is Aphrodite. THAT is not the case: Venus is the roman name, and Aphrodite the Greek. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of mythology can tell you that.One should not write what one does not know about.

Secondly, there is a grave error in the summary: Brutus is NOT the nephew of Caesar but of Cato. Caesar had a very famous grand nephew named Gaius Octavian, aka Emperor Augustus, who is not depicted in the film but mentioned in the end credits.

I think it is OK for TV movie, but like most Roman films the "liberties" with historical facts annoys me. Still, it is far more correct than most of its ilk. A bit rushed at times, but fairly entertaining if you're into roman history.


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