Caligula

Caligula

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Caligula

Caligula (Italian: Caligola) is a 1979 erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the eponymous Roman Emperor Caligula. The film stars Malcolm McDowell in the title role, alongside Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Steiner and John Gielgud. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic film with a feature film narrative and high production values. He cast Penthouse Pets as extras in unsimulated sex scenes filmed during post-production by himself and Giancarlo Lui.

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Directed by
Tinto Brass
(credited as Principal Photographer)
Additional Scenes:
Giancarlo Lui
Bob Guccione
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Produced by
Bob Guccione
Franco Rossellini
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Screenplay by
Tinto Brass
Malcolm McDowell
Bob Guccione
(all uncredited)
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Based on
an original screenplay
by Gore Vidal
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Edited by
Nino Baragli
The Production
Russell Lloyd (uncredited)
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Production company
Penthouse Films International
Felix Cinematografica
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Distributed by
Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (P.A.C.) (Italy)
Analysis Film Releasing Corporation (US)
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Release date
  • August 14, 1979 (1979-08-14) (Italy)
  • February 1, 1980 (1980-02-01) (U.S.)
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Running time
156 minutes
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Italy
United States
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Budget
$18,000,000 USD
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Box office
$23,000,000 USD
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Italian
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Macro: Forgive me, Prince. The emperor commands you to wait upon him.
Caligula: What does he want?
Macro: A last look at you, perhaps. He is 77.
Caligula: May he live forever!

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