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Alexander (2004)

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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

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Oliver Stone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Old Ptolemy
David Bedella ... Scribe
Jessie Kamm Jessie Kamm ... Child Alexander
Angelina Jolie ... Olympias
Val Kilmer ... Philip
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Nurse
Connor Paolo ... Young Alexander
Patrick Carroll Patrick Carroll ... Young Hephaistion
Brian Blessed ... Wrestling Trainer
Peter Williamson Peter Williamson ... Young Nearchus
Morgan Christopher Ferris Morgan Christopher Ferris ... Young Cassander
Rob Earley ... Young Ptolemy (as Robert Earley)
Aleczander Gordon Aleczander Gordon ... Young Perdiccas
Christopher Plummer ... Aristotle
Gary Stretch ... Cleitus
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Storyline

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. Written by austin4577@aol.com

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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| (director's cut) | (final cut) | (Ultimate Cut)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Heath Ledger was originally considered for the role of Alexander. See more »

Goofs

They talk about Hindu Kush in the movie. The first reference to this name shows up more than 1300 years later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Ptolemy: Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to remember - the great cavalry charge at Gaugamela, or the mountains of the Hindu Kush when we crossed a 100,000-man army into India? He was a god, Cadmos. Or as close as anything I've ever seen.
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Referenced in Last Laugh '04 (2004) See more »

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No, No, NO!
9 March 2006 | by e-kingSee all my reviews

This film isn't bad, it's terrible.

It drags on for around 3 hours, (though it seemed more like 12). The characters are rather feeble, and although the battle scenes are good it just drags on, and on, and on. The Titanic style flashback method makes it even worse. This is not a film that is just, as one user put it, above the masses, it is just far too dull to get anywhere. It's not actually that historically accurate, it's not entertaining, but it IS the only film i've been to see at the cinema which i have been very tempted to walk out of! The script is also pretty abysmal.

A shame - they could have made such a good film out of this. They didn't.


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