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 »
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
This marked the final Italian sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movie to be made by Steve Reeves. He would make several "Sandokan" movies and a spaghetti western before retiring from the screen. See more »
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 »
I will never forget this film it was brilliant, ok, just another Cowboy and Indian style film, but it worked, and maybe it was terrible after Kubrick's version of Spartacus, but hey, this was a completely different film, and it was aimed at kids of my age, you can't say that of Spartacus. No, the masked man was great, 40 years on, I still think about it, all I wish is I could see it again, never been able to get a copy.
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