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The Slave (1962)
"Il figlio di Spartacus" (original title)

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The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Caesar informed on the actions and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Randus - son of Spartacus
Jacques Sernas ...
Vetius - companion of late Spartacus
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Claudia - wife of Crassus
Claudio Gora ...
Ombretta Colli ...
Saïde - the Egyptian slavegirl
Roland Bartrop ...
Lumonius - decurion friend of Randus
Franco Balducci ...
Verus - ship's Commander
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gulbar - slave wrestling Randus
Renato Baldini ...
Verulus - Caesar's adjutant
Gloria Parri ...
Egyptian slave woman
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Soldier whiplashing at Saïda
Benito Stefanelli ...
Nordic blond slave
Ahmed Ramzy ...
Murdok - a Lybian Chief
Hassan Ahmed ...
Zarok - a Lybian Prince
Ivo Garrani ...
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The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Caesar informed on the actions and intentions of co-triumvir Marcus Licinius Crassus - a man too rich, and ambitious, for Caesar's comfort. A fateful sea trip from Egypt to Rome forces Randus in captivity by mercenary troops, and leads a revolt by which he gets freedom for himself, and all the other slaves. Through an amulet he received from his late mother, a man who had fought by Spartacus' side, identifies the young man as Spartacus' and Varinia's son. At first reluctant to accept this story about his origins, Randus will be forced by the circumstances to repeat the feat of his father, twenty years later. Written by Artemis-9

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Unlike most of the Italian sword-and-sandals films of the 1960s which were shot at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, this film was shot mostly on location in Egypt. See more »

Goofs

In the English version, Gulbar, a romanized Egyptian, mentions "the river Seine" in Gallia, but during his time, the river was still called "Sequana", in Latin, or "Sicauna", in Gaulish or Celtic. See more »

Quotes

Vetius: If you condemn the son of Spartacus to the cross, you must do the same to all of us.
[Behind him stands the entire population, several hundreds of men, women, and children]
Giulio Cesare: We have not enough wood for so many crosses, isn't that so, Verulus?
Verulus: Yes, Caesar, and you didn't appoint me governor of a dead people.
Giulio Cesare: Set him free!
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The Slave (Son of Spartacus)
13 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of Steve Reeve's best ever films and possibly the last one in which he was in a tribune or Roman centurion costume...... Italian director Sergio Corbucci conconted up an idea to continue the life of Spartacus with Reeves as his son gaining a large measure of revenge on corrupt Roman counsel Ceasar Crassus who is running an illegal corrupt empire right in the heart of roman territory....In fact Crassus is getting so powerful that Ceaser himself sends Reeves to investigate what Crassus's methods are and report back to Caeser. Along the way on his trip to see Crassus the ship that Reeves is in hits a river barge and dumps him and a lovely Italian slave named Saida into the river. Reeves survives and he and Saida walk through the roman desert unaware that slave drivers are rounding up all the slaves they can to be bought and sold. Reeves and his gal are captured and Reeves breaks loose from the pack and wreaks his revenge on slave leaders with some dazzling sword work, wiping out a flock of slave drivers. One of the members of the slave band recognize a medallion worn by Reeves as the symbol of Spartacus, since the slave member was a member of Spartacus's force twenty years earlier. Reeves initially is unconvinced that he is truly the son of Spartacus and muses in a catacomb about his true identity. He sees the sword handle of Spartacus and it is the same talisman as his medallion. Reeves recognizes his true heritage and goes to work on wiping out Crassus and his evil empire......raid by raid Reeves and his band wipe out Crassus's gang all the while maintaining his identity as a roman centurion from Caesar.....in the end Reeves is caught and given a death sentence by Crassus....his followers then free him and Caesar must make a decision as to whether or not Reeves followed his orders as a true centurion. Caesar gives Reeves a death sentence but Reeves followers come to his rescue and Caesar relents. Good love story and the beautiful Ombretta Colli is Reeves's love interest. After this film Reeves became "Sandokan" and made one western in 1966 before retiring for good. I just love this film and Reeves had that marvelous physique that made any man drool!!!!! The immortal Steve Reeves, what a face and a body......


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