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Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Astérix & Obélix contre César (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 3 February 1999 (France)
The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Astérix
... Obélix
... Lucius Detritus
... Abraracourcix
... Panoramix
Daniel Prévost ... Prolix
Pierre Palmade ... Assurancetourix
... Falbala
... Mme Agecanonix
... Agecanonix
... Bonnemine
... Jules César
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Caius Bonus
Jean-Roger Milo ... Cetautomatix
Jean-Jacques Devaux ... Ordralfabetix
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Storyline

The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what's so special about their resistance. A special magic potion, prepared by the village's druid, gives incredible power to those who drink it. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since. With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last potion of it's stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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The Gauls are revolting!


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3 February 1999 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 274,620,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$304,245, 4 June 1999

Gross USA:

$1,644,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,644,060
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Trivia

In 1999, its budget of $48 million, or 274,620,000 FRF, was said to make it the most expensive French film ever. However, the budget for Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002) at $47 million, or 327,000,000 FRF, was said to make it the costliest French film ever. Accounting for economic variances, either title may earn this dubious recognition. See more »

Goofs

The beating the Roman legionnaires take when the Gauls are on their potion frenzy would most certainly kill them or leave them crippled. Some of them are thrown tens of meters up in the air and the impact from this itself would likely kill them in an instant. Most of them just get back on their feet moments after they fall back down on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Astérix: Look - the Man in the Iron Mask!
Obélix: Have they written that yet?
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This movie is dedicated to René Goscinny See more »

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Featured in Xavier Naidoo: Sie sieht mich nicht (1999) See more »

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She Didn't See Me
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17 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I thought this production had the best of both worlds in capturing the spirit of the original comic strip as best as could be achieved by a movie, but adding the extra ingredients of three lovely comic performances from Clavier, Depardieu and Benigni. The plot is made up of several strands from different Asterix story lines, but holds together very well. I saw it originally dubbed in English, but prefer the original French, Clavier and Depardieu dubbed just doesn't work for me! Suitable for all ages, my six year old daughter loves it, although one or two scenes might be a bit scary, particularly if you don't like spiders!


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