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Brotherhood of the Rose (1989)

Peter Strauss , Robert Mitchum , Marvin J. Chomsky  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Peter Strauss, Robert Mitchum, David Morse
  • Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky
  • Format: Dolby, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: May 23, 2011
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QY4P02
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,915 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Romulus (Peter Strauss) and Remus (David Morse) are two CIA Operatives, their superior and instructor is John Elliott (Robert Mitchum) . They both were picked up at an orphanage by John Elliott at the age of eight, raised together as brothers and specially trained to supersede every other agent in the service. This is what they know. What they do not know is that they are part of a system that John Elliott had invented to build up his own private army of professional assassins which can be assigned to any job he wishes. One day Romulus takes over a job in the course of which he and his team blow up a house and about half a dozen civilians with it. After that Romulus feels he is being chased by the CIA and the Mossad. He discovers that John Elliott betrayed both him and Remus right from the start...

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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm no Spook(Spy), but this looked and felt REAL! August 6, 1999
By A Customer
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I not a spy in real life, but I saw one on my TV. This mini-series seemed to have all the details just right. It felt like the real world. Their were consequences for every action, and the action was realistic, therefore believable. And the Spycraft, I believe was real. Peter Struass is now one of my favorite actors. If you are someone who wants to see movies about spies that aren't full of cliches, this one is for you. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the production had a few burps in the audio. Some of the post production looping(re-recording dialog that was not captured well on location) was not as good as it could have been. Despite the small audio burps, this is a GREAT mini-series.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic movie! May 28, 2003
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I really hope that sometime soon they release this on DVD. The book by David Morrell "The Brotherhood Of The Rose" is my favorite book of all-time. As we all know, most adaptations of books don't go so well. This is a rare exception. This adaptation is 99% accurate. A change here or there, especially the ending, but still a great job. Read the book, then watch the movie...and then realize that I was right! ENJOY!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie June 13, 2002
By Gregory
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Probably one of my favorite movies:
A great scenario, credible intrigue, good historical link...
Perter Strauss and other actors are amazing,
I loved it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TV espionage August 17, 2013
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Dating from 1989, Brotherhood of the Rose was a TV miniseries about international espionage. Unlike many spy dramas, the plot is not particularly convoluted, but is actually quite straightforward. Running about three hours, the story centers on agent who carries out an assassination, but soon comes to realize that he has been set up. Teaming up with his part-time girlfriend and long-time partner, he discovers an international conspiracy involving several intelligence agencies. Filmed almost entirely in New Zealand, the cold, rainy landscapes reinforce the sense of bleakness and desolation in the protagonist's mind. The main problem is that the drama is very slow moving in places. This version has not been extensively re-edited, and still incorporates the logos shown between advertising breaks, which unfortunately tends to break up the continuity.
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Brotherhood of the Rose was and is a spell-binder from start to finish. I did manage several years ago to get a DVD but so many things were deleted [reducing it to less than two hours, that it had lost most of its punch. Since this is the FULL version, sit back and have your feelings and interest stirred from beginning to end. I have talked about this movie to many of my friends, but not knowing the full movies had been released until last Thursday, I had expressed "Too bad the full movie is not available." I will NOW make the discussion of this movie a priority. You'll love it! It gives a world perspective to the spy industry. I give this movie a 5 STAR RATING. DON'T MISS SEEING IT. I still have a copy of this movie on VHS. I have not been willing to loan out of fear that it would be lost or damaged. I am ordering today the DVD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good show May 5, 2014
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enjoyed this dvd recommend this product to any drama watcher just good story and well acted with a surprise ending good quality dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it April 19, 2014
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I love this mini-series. I liked the book even better. Some other reviewers said they had a problem viewing the DVD, but I did not have a problem with that. I strongly recommend this DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hell of a book! Hell of a movie! February 24, 2014
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I saw this film 20 or so years ago. Been searching for this including the local library, no luck. Saw it on Amazon, ordered it right away! Bought the book 3 times, 3 times borrowed and none ever returned. I haven't received it yet as of this writing but I already know what to expect. My son is reading the book right now (from the library) and this going to be a surprise present for him. Only wishing the copy arrives perfect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome ><>
Great Product. Great Packaging. Great Price. Great People to do Business with.

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Published 1 month ago by Seer
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the book and they did a pretty pretty good job of retelling...
I loved the book and they did a pretty pretty good job of retelling it in this made for tv mini series
Published 9 months ago by James Breneisen Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad product
It's an old classic movie. I like it but I do wish it were remastered and put on dvd. I received this movie on time as ordered and I had no issue with viewing.
Published 11 months ago by Lorraine B. Thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars Brotherhood of the Rose
This movie held a sentimental value after seeing it on TV over 20 yrs ago. Plenty of good actors,but not a strong enough movie to be ranked high or remembered by many. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jonathan Hubbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!
I had seen this years ago and loved it then, been looking for a DVD as the VHS broke so am happy to have it again!!!
Published 14 months ago by Rose Stasco
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD TAPE
Got this as a gift for my husband who had always been talking about seeing this program, but never being able to see it again. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Evelyn A. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
if you are a cold war era suspense spy movies Brotherhood of the rose is a must watch movie. 5 out of 5 stars.
Published 15 months ago by Angel A. Feliciano
5.0 out of 5 stars First Blood was only to wet you appitiet
Do not turn your nose up just because it is VHS. A ripen good yarn. If you haven't forgotten how to read, because they haven't made it into a movie like First Blood. . . Read more
Published 17 months ago by halh
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