An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Homer (poem), David Benioff (screenplay)
Popularity
449 ( 94)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Glover ... Triopas
Brian Cox ... Agamemnon
Nathan Jones ... Boagrius
Adoni Maropis ... Agamemnon's Officer
Jacob Smith ... Messenger Boy
Brad Pitt ... Achilles
John Shrapnel ... Nestor
Brendan Gleeson ... Menelaus
Diane Kruger ... Helen
Eric Bana ... Hector
Orlando Bloom ... Paris
Siri Svegler ... Polydora
Lucie Barat Lucie Barat ... Helen's Handmaiden
Ken Bones ... Hippasus
Manuel Cauchi ... Old Spartan Fisherman
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Storyline

It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations begin to clash after Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband, Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnon to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. But they come to a stop by Hector, Prince of Troy. The whole movie shows their battle struggles and the foreshadowing of fate in this adaptation of Homer's classic "The Iliad." Written by Mensur Gjonbalaj

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Taglines:

For Passion See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Brian Cox and Rose Byrne both appear in X-Men movies, although not together. See more »

Goofs

Achilles is shown many times wearing a blue robe while resting. Blue is considered to have been an unknown color to the ancient Greeks, who instead saw the sky as "yellow" and the sea as "wine-colored". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
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Alternate Versions

The television edit cuts away from every blow, never showing anyone getting stabbed or receiving any injury until after the carnage is over. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Music by James Horner
Lyric by Cynthia Weil
Produced by David Foster
Recorded by Jochem Van Der Saag (uncredited) and Alejandro Rodriguez (uncredited)
Mixed by Humberto Gatica (uncredited)
Performed by Josh Groban with Tanja Tzarovska
Josh Groban appears courtesy of 143 Records/Reprise Records
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining
10 July 2020 | by ED122304_TGGSee all my reviews

People give this movie too much hate for being "not entirely accurate to the Iliad" or whatever. But In reality, I don't think there's ever a time I haven't been impressed when watching scenes from this movie. Some are emotional, most action packed, and most importantly makes Achilles look badass (as it should). But all in all movie quality or not, this film is entertaining.


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Details

Country:

USA | Malta | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'The Illiad' Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,865,412, 16 May 2004

Gross USA:

$133,378,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$497,409,852
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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