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Age of Treason (1993)

PG | | History, Mystery | TV Movie
Marcus Didius Falco must solve a murder set in Ancient Rome.

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Kevin Connor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Marcus Didius Falco
Matthias Hues ... Justus
Art Malik ... Pertinax
Anthony Valentine ... Vespasian
Amanda Pays ... Helena
Patricia Kerrigan Patricia Kerrigan ... Druida
Richard D. Sharp Richard D. Sharp ... Petro
Sophie Okonedo ... Niobe
Jamie Glover ... Domitian
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield ... Simplex
Alan Shearman ... Pollux
William Hootkins ... Senator Garrus
Ian McNeice ... Casca
Shirley Stelfox ... Cornelia
Nabil Shaban ... Juba
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It's 69AD in Rome and streetwise hustler Marcus Didius Falco gets caught up in the death of the son of a man close to the new emperor, Vespasian. Hired by the victim's sister to discover the truth, Falco and his newly acquired slave, the gladiator Justus, uncover plots involving a cult which reaches into the Imperial household. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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History | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Una de romanos See more »

Filming Locations:

Monastir, Tunisia

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film is based on the book 'The Silver Pigs', the first of Lindsey Davis's series of novels about Ancient Roman 'Informer' (private detective) Marcus Didius Falco. However, it bears little relation to the book, jettisoning most of the plot and characters. See more »

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Won't be thrown to the lions, but no thumbs-up either
16 October 2001 | by david-464See all my reviews

It was inevitable that someone should try to make a movie out of Lindsay Davis's Falco novel, which is one of the most original and witty comic-thriller series around currently, but it is a shame that this one fails so badly to convey the humourous detective-noir cynicism of Falco, or the rich supporting cast of characters that Davis employs so well. The visual effects are very good, and Rome looks great, and Brown - accent aside - is a suitable Falco, hardbitten, yet softhearted, but the plot is a mish-mash, drawing elements from the first three Davis novels, and combining them with a new subplot involving Falco owning a gladiator slave, who is forced into a duel to the death with his she-gladiator lover, and another involving a religious cult, resulting in a badly garbled story and a feeble ending. Davis's books would make an excellent series of films, or even a TV series, but the writers will need to do better than this.


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