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.
Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.
During gladiator fights, someone throws bread into the audience. While some claim the bread was handed out by slaves, the film's researchers learned that bread was indeed thrown to the audience. Sometimes snakes were concealed in the baskets.
Midway through the closing credits, the following text appears: "To our friend, Oliver Reed"
$34,819,017 (USA) (5 May 2000)
$187,670,866 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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