6.2/10
190
13 user

Age of Treason (1993)

PG | | History , Mystery | TV Movie
Marcus Didius Falco must solve a murder set in Ancient Rome.

Director:

Kevin Connor
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

TC 2000 (1993)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Somewhere in the future the environmental overkill had come. Many people had died. The rich were able to build the underworld, the poor had to stay on the surface building gangs to survive.... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott
Stars: Billy Blanks, Bolo Yeung, Jalal Merhi
Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Loren Avedon, Max Thayer, Cynthia Rothrock
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley
Tai-Pan (1986)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Historical fiction set against the backdrop of Hong Kong in its early years of British rule.

Director: Daryl Duke
Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Marcus Didius Falco
Matthias Hues ... Justus
Art Malik ... Pertinax
Anthony Valentine ... Vespasian
Amanda Pays ... Helena
Patricia Kerrigan Patricia Kerrigan ... Druida
Richard D. Sharp Richard D. Sharp ... Petro
Sophie Okonedo ... Niobe
Jamie Glover ... Domitian
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield ... Simplex
Alan Shearman ... Pollux
William Hootkins ... Senator Garrus
Ian McNeice ... Casca
Shirley Stelfox ... Cornelia
Nabil Shaban Nabil Shaban ... Juba
Edit

Storyline

It's 69AD in Rome and streetwise hustler Marcus Didius Falco gets caught up in the death of the son of a man close to the new emperor, Vespasian. Hired by the victim's sister to discover the truth, Falco and his newly acquired slave, the gladiator Justus, uncover plots involving a cult which reaches into the Imperial household. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

History | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Una de romanos See more »

Filming Locations:

Monastir, Tunisia

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lindsey Davis has publicly disowned the film on her website, stating that "It departed from everything that I think makes the books special." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Roman Emore New South Wales
14 January 2009 | by politicon2003See all my reviews

Watching Age of Treason on the now defunct Saudi Aramco TV channel 3 while working in Bahrain almost ten years ago I fell in love with it and the characters. There are some top English–speaking movie and TV actors in the cast that those who are familiar with British cinema may well recognise. I'm glad I had the foresight to tape record it as it seems impossible to get hold of a commercial VHS or DVD version.

My enjoyment of this little known movie (I have never seen it screened on TV since) prompted me to buy several of the Lindsay Davis novels in the Falco series a year ago while in Montreal to read on holiday in Cuba and at a Heathrow airport bookstall on the way back to Greece. I have not actually read the novel on which The Age of Treason TV movie is based (could it be Body in The Bath House?). The movie is very much in Lindsay Davis' style. I expected a comedy not an historically accurate account of Roman history in Vespasian's time.And that's exactly what I got, not as zany, totally out to lunch and silly as Carry on Cleo or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) so the fact that the huge marble head of an emperor carted about by slaves at various times in the movie is that of Constantine the Great born several centuries after the Vespasian era doesn't bother me. I also enjoyed the recent - and rather more though not entirely accurate-HBO-BBC Rome series and the vintage 1975 I Claudius ( Robert Graves books and the 1976 BBC 12 episode low-budget but excellent production). I am not ignorant of Roman History as I studied Latin and Roman history for several years at school.

This is pure entertainment and therefore one should on look for historic accuracy. Bryan Brown is a hilarious comedian and I never mind his Australian accent in Age of Treason, it was just right for the racy kind of person living on his wits that Brown hwas portraying, maybe a Bronx accent would have done as well. Most of the other actors sported posh British public school ones (a minor but not fatal failing of the I Claudius series), except Niobe the bath-house slave who was pure Brixton cockney played to a tee by that charming but nowadays gracefully aging actress Sophie Okenedo. What would one have instead? Modern Sicilian Marlon Brando style? It would be absurd. I any case nobody really knows what kind of accents Romans had in early imperial days and how they would sound in Latin (use of which would have required cumbersome and pointless sub-titles). I haven't laughed at a comedy movie so much since viewing Danny Kayes' The Court Jester at a London theatre in 1955. This is a gem and I review it at least once a year when I'm feeling blue.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed