Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.
There were about 100 real spiders in this movie. The crew made them harmless by putting wax on their teeth. Each night they were counted. By the end of the movie some of them had escaped. Most died because of the cold, but one spider survived and was later found on the set. The local firefighters decided to keep the spider as a mascot.
Look - the Man in the Iron Mask!
Obélix: Have they written that yet?
The beating the Roman legionnaires take when the Gauls are on their potion frenzy would most certainly kill them or leave them crippled. Some of them are thrown tens of meters up in the air and the impact from this itself would likely kill them in an instant. Most of them just get back on their feet moments after they fall back down on the ground.
This movie is dedicated to René Goscinny
$304,245 6 June 1999