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Caesar (2002)

Julius Caesar (original title)
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Twenty-year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla, but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gaius Julius Caesar
... Lucius Cornelius Sulla
... Marcus Portius Cato
... Calpurnia
... Pompey (as Christopher Noth)
... Aurelia
... Vercingetorix
... Caius Cassius
Samuela Sardo ... Cleopatra
Daniela Piazza ... Cornelia
... Julia
... Labienus
... Marcus Brutus
... Portia
Paolo Briguglia ... Marcus Portius
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Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of Brutus and Cassius. Written by Ronos

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Feared by enemies. Betrayed by friends.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 June 2003 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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The replica of the Forum Romanum was built for three and a half million dollars. See more »

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Sulla did not die as dictator of Rome. He resigned his position in 80 B.C., two years before his death in 78 B.C. He died a slow death from liver failure while writing his memoirs, not from a sudden heart attack. See more »

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[to Portia on slave rebellions]
Marcus Brutus: Think about it; over half of the population of Rome is made up of slaves. What would happen if they all decided to rebel? It would be the end of Rome.
Portia: You take the inspiration out of everything!
Marcus Brutus: Rome had to act.
Julia: What do you mean?
Marcus Brutus: Pompey.
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Not bad as TV biopics go, especially for history buffs.
9 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Covering the period from Sulla's occupation of Rome in 82 BC to Julius Caesar's murder in 44 BC, this is a fairly good biography. Some of the details of Caesar's career are touched on only briefly, and some relationships are inaccurate. E.G. Brutus was Cato's son-in-law, Portia was Cato's daughter. The film says Brutus was Cato's nephew. One may be disappointed not to get the dramatic aftermath of the murder, but that would take at least another hour. One might wish for better acting here and there, but you seldom get really great made-for-TV movies. As a lifelong history buff, I found the film entertaining, even instructive once in a while.


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