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The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, War | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

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Doug Lefler

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Jez Butterworth (screenplay), Tom Butterworth (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Aurelius
Ben Kingsley ... Ambrosinus / Merlin
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Mira (as Aishwarya Rai)
Peter Mullan ... Odoacer
Kevin McKidd ... Wulfila
John Hannah ... Nestor
Iain Glen ... Orestes
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Romulus Augustus (as Thomas Sangster)
Rupert Friend ... Demetrius
Nonso Anozie ... Batiatus
Owen Teale ... Vatrenus
Alexander Siddig ... Theodorus Andronikos
Robert Pugh ... Kustennin
James Cosmo ... Hrothgar
Harry Van Gorkum ... Vortgyn
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Circa 460 A.D. Mira was born in a warrior-family in Kerala, India, was well versed in martial arts and self-defense, so much so that she was recruited by the Spanish royalty and re-located to Constantinople. From there she was instructed to assist Roman Commander Aurelius to plan the escape of 12-year old Romulus Augustus Caesar from a prison in Capri after his parents had been killed by the leader of the Alliance in turmoil-stricken Rome that has seen the deaths of five emperors in five years. Mira, Aurelius, and a Priest, Ambrosinius, along with a handful of loyal soldiers were successful in the escape plan and deliver Romulus to Roman Senator Nestor. What the crew do not realize is that their task is not over yet, for Nestor is all set to betray Romulus, leaving them with no alternative but to flee to Britannia, where they will be forced to confront a seemingly invincible Vortygn, whose main aim is to obtain a powerful sword that was meant for defense and defeat, and also ensure ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Roman world is in the throes of death, but a new myth, destined to span the centuries, is waiting to be born. See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence | See all certifications »

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UK | France | Slovakia | Tunisia | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Legião See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£125,540 (United Kingdom), 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,746,312, 19 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,932,060, 26 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,303,038, 26 August 2012
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Firth and Thomas Brodie-Sangster appeared in Love Actually (2003) and Nanny McPhee (2005). See more »

Goofs

As Romulus passes Caesar's guard in the coronation procession (at around 9 mins), Demetrius mouths the words "We're dead." (In the DVD commentary it is explained that "we took it out just because it was too soft to be heard over the noise of the procession and the music.") See more »

Quotes

Aurelius: My friends, we've all seen many mornings like this one. Together we've watched the sun rise, and not known if that day would be our last. Some comrades I've seen, scarcely out of boyhood, trembling before their first battle.
Demetrius: It was a cold morning, Commander.
Aurelius: That it was, Demetrius. And you men of the Ninth Legion, all of us, together we have fought all our lives for the Empire our ancestors created, and together we have watched that Empire crumble to dust. And with its fall we have lost two ...
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References Love Actually (2003) See more »

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What a waste of talent
22 May 2007 | by jawtoothSee all my reviews

I watched The Last Legion with some hope, but not that much and was still disappointed. What starts as a huge CGI filled epic, goes into a weak,empty story with not the best acting,action and a terrible story.

The acting talents and chances of a good film as so badly wasted and in parts the film seems to not know what it wants to be.Action film, Epic historic tale, kids adventure and even comic farce, which was a huge mistake.

Its empty and totally soulless.The ending is so bad, so very very bad that Myself and a friend sat stunned.lol

Its such a great shame that the main star of ROME the TV series was anywhere near this film.Rome it totally superior in every way. If you want a well written,acted and totally realistic version of Rome, see ROME don't waste your time on this.


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