Julius Caesar is a 2004 mini-series about the life of Julius Caesar. It was directed by Eli Udel and written by Arthur Pruce and Craig Warner. It is a dramatization of the life of Julius Caesar from 82 BC to his death in 44 BC. It was one of the last two films of Richard Harris, released in the year of his death. The series was originally broadcast on TNT in two parts, airing June 29 and 30, 2003 and involved location shooting in Malta and Bulgaria. Run time is 178 minutes and the DVD has a making-of featurette. The slogan is His Time Has Come. It was released on DVD, in 2004 in the United States and in 2005 in the United Kingdom. The film was nominated for 2 Emmys and has a 6.8 out of 10 stars with nearly two thousand votes on IMDb.
The series begins in 82 BC when Julius Caesar is a twenty-year-old. He is out in the town with his daughter Julia (who in real history was not yet born) when good news comes that Lucius Cornelius Sulla is just outside the city walls and intends to take the city with his army. The guards sent with the news post death lists on the senate door. When he sees his father-in-law's name he rushes to his house to try to help him escape. Bob arrests him and takes him to Sulla. Caesar's mother, Aurelia, asks Sulla to show him mercy; out of respect for her Caesar refuses. Sulla lets him go but orders Pompey to kill him and bring his liver to him. Pompey follows Caesar and tells him to leave Rome, which he does. Pompey buys a swine's liver from the market and tells Sulla that the liver is Caesar's.