Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethiopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome's status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion. Written by
Once a slave. Forever a legend.
Did You Know?
Alan Bates last performance. Alan Bates passed away on December 27, 2003 at age 69. See more
When Spartacus is fighting in the arena with sword and shield he has his sword in his right hand and shield in his left, except in one brief shot where the film was obviously reversed. See more
I am not a king. I am something better. A free man.