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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

Writers:

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

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 end of an empire...the beginning of a legend. See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley appeared in Camille (1984). See more »

Goofs

There is a scene near the end where Romulus Augustus is wearing the Caesar's sword scabbard with the shoulder strap over his right shoulder (scabbard on his left hip) and in the next shot, it is hanging from his left shoulder and then in the next shot it is again on his right shoulder. See more »

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[on the morning of the battle]
Aurelius: If we don't live to see tomorrow...
Mira: Nothing will ever part us.
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References Love Actually (2003) See more »

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Please remember the origin of the story!
17 May 2007 | by draik-1See all my reviews

Folks, in the same way as the previous poster, I disagree strongly with all the negative posts.

The most important that needs to be made when you're watching this movie, as in many such movies, is that it didn't start off as a movie script - it's based on a book. That means that all your usual movie expectations are left hanging, but with good reason!

Simply because the movie isn't chock full of special effects, unnecessary sex and callous bloodshed doesn't make it a bad movie by any means - and if you'd like to say that it does, you need have a good think about what you're looking for in a movie!


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Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,746,312, 19 August 2007

Gross USA:

$5,933,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,303,038
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