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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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Cast

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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One of Steve Reeves best films

"The Slave" (aka Son of Spartacus) is a an excellent action Reeves film with a good story line to borrow from (the original Spartacus). Reeves learns of his heritage after being captured by a band of slave drivers in the Egyptian desert - also tagging along is a beautiful slave girl who along with Reeves survives being dumped overboard by a ship which hits a barge in the River. Great scene,when Reeves doubtful that he is Spartacus's son walks slowly into a small catacomb and finds the helmet and sword of Spartacus and muses for several minutes about his heritage - linking a medallion he has worn since birth with the same emblem on the sword handle of Spartacus. Also great action scene when Reeves rescues a band of prisoners of Ceasar Crassus who are tied into a large moat with water rushing in to cause a drowning execution. Excellent sword and action with several bad guys being wiped out by Steve, looking like an adonis with a metal helmet on in a great swashbuckling scene.....Reeves as a tribune of Ceasar finally realizes as did his dad, Spartacus, that the Roman empire cannot survive as a slave empire.....reluctantly Ceasar realizes it also and gives Reeves and his slave followers their freedom. Good cloak and dagger role for Steve as he poses as a tribune working for Caesar and also as the Son of Spartacus - wearing an impressive full head helmet to complete his disguise.



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