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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.


Uli Edel
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sisto ... Gaius Julius Caesar
Richard Harris ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Christopher Walken ... Marcus Portius Cato
Valeria Golino ... Calpurnia
Chris Noth ... Pompey (as Christopher Noth)
Pamela Bowen ... Aurelia
Heino Ferch ... Vercingetorix
Tobias Moretti ... Caius Cassius
Samuela Sardo Samuela Sardo ... Cleopatra
Daniela Piazza Daniela Piazza ... Cornelia
Nicole Grimaudo ... Julia
Sean Pertwee ... Labienus
Ian Duncan ... Marcus Brutus
Kate Steavenson-Payne ... Portia
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Marcus Portius


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »



Netherlands | Italy | Germany | USA



Release Date:

29 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good and spectacular version on Caesar life with excellent performances and sensational scenarios
4 April 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This vivid storytelling about the Caesar life is one of the greatest stories ever told.This Roman story told in impact form on a great scale with several spectacular scenes, though is a fairly standard for epic TV.Lavishly TV miniseries from Sulla government until death Caesar.It concerns about his infamous existence, feats,political greed,corruption,tragedies,wars and lovers.One of the last television's most prestigious production with electrifying performances,this is definitely the best TV version available about the famous historic character developed of the following way :

The tyrant Sulla(Richard Harris) defeated to Marius and conquers Rome ,Julius Caesar(100-44 BC),as nephew of Marius,is condemned to death,but helped by Pompeius(Chris North)flees towards Orient where is kidnapped by pirates asking a ransom.When is freed,he returns to Rome where is married with Calpurnia(Valeria Golino) and begins the political career.Meanwhile,his daughter Julia marries with Pompeius and Caesar asks him his army to fight against the barbarians.But Caesar conquers whole the Gaul.The final defeat takes place at Alesia where Vercingetorix(Heino Ferch) is definitely vanquished and coerced to handcuffed parade through the Rome streets.Julius Caesar is appointed as Consul for life and crossed the river Rubicon.Pompeius and Cato(Christopher Walken) fear that Caesar will use the troops for ruling the empire and declare himself king and they flee to Greece and are defeated in Farsalia.Pompeyo escapes to Alejandria, Egypt where is beheaded by Tolomeo and Potino. Of course also is developed the usual version of the Egyptian temptress'lust for Caesar,young royal,Cleopatra(Samuela Sardo)wants to rule Egypt and she seduces the conqueror to gain the kingdom and he helps her gain control of Egypt.Later they return to Rome,but the thing don't turn out so well.An old man prevents him on the Ides of March.Caesar is murdered by his nephew Brutus(Ian Duncan) and Cassius(Tobias Moretti) and senators,starting the second triumvirate by Marc Anthony,Lepido and Octavius Augustus .The son of Caesar and Cleopatra -Caesarion- was assassinated by order of Augustus.

This stylish,visually stunning epic-scale Roman biography contains,drama,action,romance and overwhelming battles including the computer generator soldiers,though the crowd is most part by ordering ,in spite of it, still looks great.The movie displays a few top American stars in main characters somewhat at variance with an array of notable British acting talents.There are memorable performances from leading roles and the movie's wealth of expert personages-drawing extends rightly to the minor roles,one of which is played by Richard Harris,he seems terrific in his last performance.Harris whose memory the movie is dedicated but he died during the filming.Directed with imagination by Uli Edel,the picture proved that the public would go for epic series if the impact was strong and the performance attractive enough.Lovers of Sword and sandals genre and good acting will find much that is rewarding. Anothers versions about Caesar life are : The classical by Josep'h L. Mankiewicz(1953) with Brando and James Mason and by Sturat Burge(1970) with Charlton Heston and Jason Robards.

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