R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
In reality, emperor Marcus Aurelius died of the plague and Commodus ascended to the throne. He was a much loved emperor by the army and the lower classes, until he fell out of their favor due to his egocentric behavior.
Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.
During the battle with Germans, Maximus is accompanied by his dog, a German Shepherd. The very first German Shepherd, named Hektor Linksrhein (later changed to Horand von Grafrath), was registered by the Society for the German Shepherd Dog in 1899.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
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