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Caligula (14-Aug-1979)

Director: Tinto Brass

Writer: Gore Vidal

Original Music by: Paul Clemente

Producers: Bob Guccione; Franco Rossellini

Keywords: Drama, Porno, Ancient Rome, Lesbian, Rape, Controversial

Life of Roman Emperor Caligula, done as a historical epic sprinkled liberally and ineptly with hardcore pornography. Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione started with a script by Gore Vidal, hired name stars such as McDowell and O'Toole, and had Tinto Brass direct it. Hardcore scenes directed by others were spliced in afterwards. The end result is something approaching awful, though it must be admired for its audacity.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Gielgud
14-Apr-1904 21-May-2000 Prospero's Books
Malcolm McDowell
13-Jun-1943   A Clockwork Orange
Helen Mirren
26-Jul-1945   Prime Suspect
Peter O'Toole
2-Aug-1932 14-Dec-2013 Lawrence of Arabia


Malcolm McDowell   ...   Caligula
Teresa Ann Savoy   ...   Drusilla
Helen Mirren   ...   Caesonia
Peter O'Toole   ...   Tiberius
John Steiner   ...   Longinus
Guido Mannari   ...   Macro
Paolo Bonacelli   ...   Chaerea
Leopoldo Trieste   ...   Charicles
Giancarlo Badessi   ...   Claudius
Mirella Dangelo   ...   Livia
Anneka Di Lorenzo   ...   Messalina
Lori Wagner   ...   Agrippina
Adriana Asti   ...   Ennia
John Gielgud   ...   Nerva
Bruno Brive   ...   Gemellus
Richard Parets   ...   Mnester
Paula Mitchell   ...   Subura Singer
Osiride Pevarello   ...   Giant
Donato Placido   ...   Proculus


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