Julius Caesar

Synopsis: Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a moving speech. The conspirators are driven from Rome, and two armies are formed: one side following the conspirators; the other, Antony. Antony has the superior force, and surrounds Brutus and Cassius, but they kill themselves to avoid capture.
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations.
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120 min

Citizens of Rome Gather round.

Welcome to Gordion. Now Gordion

was famous for his knot.

The oracles predicted that who

could untie the knot...

would conquer the whole world.

Many came from far and wide but

none succeeded,

until one day the mighty Alexander


Alexander, descended from the mighty

God Apollo.


Apollo enlightened Alexander

and showed

him how to untie the knot.

Sulla has returned to Rome to

establish order.

He declares that the innocents

have no reason to fear.

But that those guilty of crimes against

him shall be most severely punished.

The men whose names are written on

these lists are declared outlaws.

They have no rights as citizens

henceforth they may be killed on sight

Anyone who takes it upon himself to

kill any of these men...

will be considered a friend of the state..

and shall be rewarded with the properties

and possessions these outlaws leave behind.

The biggest crime under Roman law.


- Cornelia?


Where is my wife?

- at her fathers.

Grandmother The soldiers are coming

- Julia stay with her.

Sulla has taken the city with his army

He has made lists hundreds of people are on them

Are you?

- No my wife's father is.

Julia stay in the house.

Don't go.

- Father where are you going?

To get your mother.

Is he not on the list?

He's the one you want over there.

- Right.

Have you heard?

- Yes we have to hurry.

What's the point running away

might as well die right here.

Please go.

- - She's right Cinna We must leave now.

Cinna hurry.


- Please, father.

Go Hurry!


Please Cornelia, run!

He has helped Cinna to escape

Give me your name.

It's Caesar, from the house of Julia.

Arrest him.

No please no!

Are you Julius Caesar?


This way...

This way.

That is not negotiable.

Who is he?

Julius Caesar.

Nephew to Marius...

You have unfortunate ancestry.

If you think it's unfortunate

to be descendent from the Gods.

Which God is that?

- The Julia descendent from Aeneas,

Who was...

- The son of Venus, yes yes.

I recall Marius making such claims.

There are many people these days who

claim to be descendents from the Gods.

We have a crest which proves it..

I believe you can have them

fashioned in the market place...

...for a couple of dinars.

Why did you ask to see me?

Your mother...

She came to see me.

Did she ask you to spare my life?

And what you agreed?

Well I promised that I would consider it.

And I'm supposed to be grateful to you?

- No.

To you we are old friends.

- You killed a lot of old friends...

True, true true.

Old friends of the day become

fresh enemies at night.

What do you want in

exchange for my life?

Why do you think I want anything in Exchange?

And like you don't give things

away for free.

I'm not a man without compassion.

I will help you if I can.

First you must understand the

gravity of the crime.

Cinna was my greatest enemy.

And you helped him to escape.

Did he?

Of course not.

He escaped my soldiers only to be

killed by one of his servants.

My wife?

- She's well.

I leave women to their health.

And since you are only the son of

Cinna by marriage,

I intend to leave you to yours.


If you divorce your wife.


No I refuse.

- You refuse to divorce your wife

Even though it may cost you your life?

My wife is my teacher.

She's more clever than I am, She's

more honest than I am,

She's a more compelling argument

than I am or you are.

Or your office is.

I won't divorce her.

That is my answer.

- Ah, Pompey...

What can we do with men such as this?

I don't know weather to embrace

him or strangle him.

I think we should let him go.

- What?

His uncle Marius

was my greatest enemy.

He's got ten Marius inside him.

Look at his eyes.

You want to let him go?

It's the ones who smile and flatter

you should worry about.

He speaks plainly.

You speak plainly don't you?


Tell me...

Would you kill me if you could?

In an instant.

You can go.

I said you are free to go.

What a big heart that boy has.

Bring it to me in the morning.

Was this Sulla's plan to slaughter me outside

so I wouldnt foul the carpet with my blood?

I came to warn you.

- Why?

Because if you don't leave Rome

I'll have to do as he asks.


And I don't want to see men like

you die young..

What do you know about me?

- You refuse Sulla.

I'll tell you more some day

when there is time.

But now you must leave Rome.

Your family will be safe,

here take this.

Go east to Bythinia. Show this ring to

Nicomedias, it will keep you safe in his service.

How do I know I can trust you?

- You don't.

I'll not hand my fate over to that man.

So you'd let him kill you?

He can try if he wants,

I'm not leaving Rome.

Why must you be so stubborn!

Pompey himself offers you help.

Why don't you accept it?

He's Sulla's man,

it could be a trick.

Don't you trust anybody at all?

- yes.

I trust you.

- Then listen to me.

You're not the heaven and the earth.

You're just a man.

And some things are bigger

than you are.

When you were in jail...

...I thought you were dead.

I started to grieve your death.

I'm asking you to spare me that, Caesar.

How can I live with myself if I knew

I had one chance to save your life.

And I failed

Is this pig for sale?

- How much will you give me for it?

Ten dinars.

- That's good money for a swine.

He requires carving.

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