Caligula 1979


Caligula Storyline

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign – he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).




Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell Malcolm McDowell Caligula
Teresa Ann Savoy Teresa Ann Savoy Drusilla
Guido Mannari Guido Mannari Macro
John Gielgud John Gielgud Nerva
Peter O'Toole Peter O’Toole Tiberius
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi Claudius
Bruno Brive Bruno Brive Gemellus
Adriana Asti Adriana Asti Ennia
Leopoldo Trieste Leopoldo Trieste Charicles
Paolo Bonacelli Paolo Bonacelli Chaerea
John Steiner John Steiner Longinus
Mirella D'Angelo Mirella D’Angelo Livia (as Mirella Dangelo)
Helen Mirren Helen Mirren Caesonia
Rick Parets Rick Parets Mnester (as Richard Parets)
Paula Mitchell Paula Mitchell Subura Singer


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