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Brotherhood of the Rose 

Two orphans, Romulus and Remus, are raised by CIA handler John Eliot to be the best in the cloak and dagger game. Decades later, he turns on them and orders their elimination. They decide to fight back and track him down to learn why.








Series cast summary:
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 Nick Enright 2 episodes, 1989
Martyn Sanderson Martyn Sanderson 2 episodes, 1989
Frank Whitten 2 episodes, 1989
Robert Taylor ...  Pollux 2 episodes, 1989
Brett Williams Brett Williams 2 episodes, 1989
Michael M. Vendrell Michael M. Vendrell 2 episodes, 1989
Ken Blackburn Ken Blackburn ...  Forbes 2 episodes, 1989
William Johnson William Johnson 2 episodes, 1989
Chic Littlewood Chic Littlewood 2 episodes, 1989
Bob Gould Bob Gould 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Morgan Peter Morgan 2 episodes, 1989
Alan Farquhar Alan Farquhar 2 episodes, 1989
Ernie Stanley Ernie Stanley 2 episodes, 1989
Norman Forsey Norman Forsey 2 episodes, 1989
Ian Harrop ...  Malenov 2 episodes, 1989
Stig Eldred 2 episodes, 1989
Sasi Smillie Sasi Smillie 2 episodes, 1989
David Cole David Cole 2 episodes, 1989
Phillip Gordon Phillip Gordon 2 episodes, 1989


Romulus and Remus are two CIA agents, their direct instructor is John Elliott. They both were picked up at an orphanage by Elliott at the age of about eight, raised together as brothers and specially trained to supersede every other agent in the service. This is what they know. What they do not know is that they are part of a system Elliott had invented to build up his own private army of pros which can be assigned to any job he wishes. One day Romulus takes over a job in the course of which he and his team blow up a house and about half a dozen civilians with it. After that Romulus feels he is being chased by both men of the CIA and the Mossad. He has to find out that Elliott betrayed both him and Remus from the start. Elliott used them and others, which were recruited and raised the same way Romulus and Remus were, to support a secret agreement that was constituted between top secret service leaders of England, France, Russia, Germany and the USA after the second world war. To its ... Written by Alto Speckhardt <Alto.Speckhardt@student.uni-ulm.de>

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1989 (USA) See more »

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Brotherhood of the Rose See more »

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based on a true story?
29 July 2004 | by alxschuetzSee all my reviews

Surely, the subject of both book/movie is an unusual one. I've seen the movie after only 6 month from the release on the market. The two orfans got in the power of a brilliant CIA chief (R. Mitchum) and grown up to become unbeatable secret agents - Romulus (P. Strauss) and Remus (David Morse). Very impressive play.

Why is nobody making a release on DVD format? And also, is VERY HARD to find the VHS one. I'm sure the costs of such remake will cover very well by selling it on the market. Such movies should by every 5-10 years again on the market.

Regards, Alex

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