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Age of Treason (1993)

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

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Kevin Connor
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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 ... Juba
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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>

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Genres:

History | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Una de romanos See more »

Filming Locations:

Monastir, Tunisia

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the book 'The Silver Pigs', the first of Lindsey Davis's series of novels about Ancient Roman 'Informer' (private detective) Marcus Didius Falco. However, it bears little relation to the book, jettisoning most of the plot and characters. See more »

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Cute, clever, well done.
30 April 2004 | by squatteamSee all my reviews

I'm not a purist. I don't care if they film the Bible and it comes out as "Top Gun", as long as it is a good movie. This is a good movie and doesn't deserve the bum rap it gets. If it were made in the US we'd have had James Garner in the title role instead of Brian Brown, but who cares. This is a clever story that is well filmed and acted and keeps promising more. It delivers via solid performances and great twists in the plot. I'd kill to have this on DVD or VHS. Watch it on TV and see what you think. I think you'll bemoan the fact this wasn't made into a series or a TV series, at least. This should have been one of those cult films only the acting is probably too good.


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