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Gladiator (2000)

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A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

David Franzoni (story), David Franzoni (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Top Rated Movies #41 | Won 5 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 105 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix ... Commodus
Connie Nielsen ... Lucilla
Oliver Reed ... Proximo
Richard Harris ... Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi ... Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou ... Juba
David Schofield ... Falco
John Shrapnel ... Gaius
Tomas Arana ... Quintus
Ralf Moeller ... Hagen
Spencer Treat Clark ... Lucius
David Hemmings ... Cassius
Tommy Flanagan ... Cicero
Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Tigris
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Storyline

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. Written by Chris "Morphy" Terry

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Taglines:

Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I shall have my vengeance in this life or the next See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense, graphic combat | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sir Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) was originally set to play Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (but left the movie due to artistic differences with director Anthony Mann, and was replaced by Christopher Plummer). See more »

Goofs

The length of Commodus' hair changes in a few scenes. See more »

Quotes

[during the fight with Maximus, Commodus loses his sword]
Commodus: Quintus, sword!
[Quintus does nothing]
Commodus: Give me your sword!
[Quintus does nothing]
Commodus: [to his guards] Sword, give me a sword!
[the guards unsheathe their swords]
Quintus: Sheathe your swords! Sheathe your swords!
[the guards sheathe their swords]
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Crazy Credits

Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield. See more »

Alternate Versions

German TV version was edited for violence to be broadcast at primetime (which is required by law for films with a "Not under 16" or higher rating). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 431 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Now We Are Free
(uncredited)
Written by Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer
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Are you entertained? Yes sir yes I am
6 December 2020 | by nathanmansonSee all my reviews

How good is Russell Crowe though, easily one of my favourite actors. Joaquin Phoenix play the role of a little weasel very well. Absolute classic of a film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gladiators See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$103,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,819,017, 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$187,705,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$465,363,912
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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