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 the form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.
Once a slave. Forever a legend.
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Sir Alan Bates' last performance. He died on December 27, 2003 at the age of sixty-nine. See more
Spartacus kills a gladiator in the arena by slitting his throat after their fight. The dagger, clearly visible in the following shot, is clean. See more
I am not a king. I am something better. A free man.
Version of Spartacus the Gladiator