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Antony and Cleopatra (1984)

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

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Lawrence Carra

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Avery ... Mardian
Sharon Barr ... Octavia
Michael Billington ... Ventidius
Earl Boen ... Lepidus
Paul Bowman Paul Bowman ... Soldier
Randall Brady Randall Brady ... Extra
John Carradine ... Soothsayer
Timothy Dalton ... Marc Antony
John Devlin John Devlin ... Dolabella
Ralph Drischell Ralph Drischell ... Seleucus
Tom Everett ... Soldier
Anthony Geary ... Octavius Caesar
Jack Gwillim ... Rustic
Michael Keys Hall Michael Keys Hall ... Soldier
Anthony Holland ... Alexas
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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24 May 2000 | by lushuzillushunSee all my reviews

...this was absolutely the worst Shakespearean production ever created on the face of the planet. Enobarbus talks like he is drunk and Cleopatra looks cheap and does not fit the part of the beautiful queen of Egypt because she is not! I would rather watch paint dry or perhaps watch grass grow than see this movie. Timothy Dalton's Antony wears 1950's bomber jackets and looks like he's constantly ready to fight a duel on stage. Caesar highly resembles Richard Simmons and does not look a thing like royalty. I was waiting throughout the entire film for him to break out into a rousing round of "Shake Your Booty". The costumes, props, scenery, and camera work was absolutely vomit-inducing, and this comment is coming from a group of high school students, who in their short lives have seen more entertaining Kindergarten graduations. It is no surprise that we are only the second commentators on this movie. We imagine that construction workers can read Shakespeare better than these so-called "actors". The "actors" lack everything from acting abilities, articulation, and passion for the beautiful poetry that should have been expressed in this film.

This movie was supposed to be a complex love between two people, but Antony could not even look Cleopatra in the eye, let alone try and persuade us that they "love" each other. Antony had no rhythm whatsoever. He looked like he was ready to pounce on something. A quadraplegic amputee has more flow in their actions than these "actors".

We doubt anyone wanted to waste their time to critique this movie. However, we were just so angry that Shakespeare has been disgraced by this freak of nature that people actually dare call a "film". Our teacher should be refunded the $80 he spent on this monstrosity. Not that we're bitter.


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