S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago

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S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago
(S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e mezzo anni fa)
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Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Produced by Aurelio De Laurentiis
Written by Enrico Vanzina, Carlo Vanzina
Starring Christian De Sica, Leslie Nielsen, Massimo Boldi, Anna Falchi, Nadia Rinaldi, Cash Casia
Music by Federico De Robertis
Cinematography Gianlorenzo Battaglia
Distributed by Filmauro Home Video
Release date
1994
Running time
100 min
Country Italy
Language Italian/English

S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago (Italian: S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa) is a 1994 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Vanzina and starring Leslie Nielsen.

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In 71 BC in Rome, utter disorder reigns in the form of political corruption and bribery involving the senator Cynic (Leslie Nielsen). The situation is claimed to be similar to the "Tangentopoli" situation in Italy in the 1990s: one of the politicians involved was Bettino Craxi. Senator Caesar Atticus (Christian De Sica) is one of many to support the cruel and petty projects of Cynic, but the pair's reign does not last long, as the city sees the arrival of the prefect of Mediolanum (Milan) Antonio Servilio (Massimo Boldi). These claims that the law is deeply respected by everyone, and being part of the party of "Padania" (Northern Italy), considered as a real League's most political of Rome real arrant thieves. Caesar strives to break free from the hassles of Antonio, who initially proves to be a fiasco as an administrator of justice in the corrupt city of Rome. He even considers killing him, but does not dare to do so because in the end even if it deceives the people is good hearted. In addition to the shoulders of their parents, the daughter of Antonio and his son Cesare began an affair, but do not have the courage to reveal to parents as they fight all the time. One night Atticus finally able to fit politically Servilio making the guards drunk and find clinging to the prostitutes, including craving "Poppea" (Anna Falchi) and it does transfer in Sicily.

There Antonio Servilio discovers that the governor Verre (cf Gaius Verres, the corrupt governor of Sicily and opponent of Cicero), a real mafia, is the cause of many abuses and damages against the people, for fear that the report does not consider it wise wrongs suffered. Investigating, Antonio Servilio discovers that he has the head of all the illicit kickbacks and money laundering Caesar Atticus is just that this time it decided to expel from the Senate once and for all. Atticus tries to kill the enemy by bite of an asp given to him by a prostitute who gave an entire villa, though Caesar was already married, but the operation goes wrong. going to jail for not to cause a scandal in the city, Atticus agrees with Antonio to eliminate Senator Cynic, real puppeteer all his puppets and trafficking of bribes. Yet the company to steal the senator his agenda with the accounts obtained by the payment of his subordinates in all provinces of Rome will rival much difficult, but they were unsuccessful. however, are being met and arrested with the conviction of breaking stones in the quarries. Here Caesar and Antony meet the soldier Spartacus who organizes a rebellion against Rome and the two friends join the prisoners. However the Senate being in power has the better of the rioters and Caesar together with Antonio and the rebels are crucified along the Via Appia. 2,000 years later, on the same road, two characters, Caesar and Antony, will be involved in a car crash and start a fight just like their ancestors long ago.

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