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.
Although Commodus was initially favored by the Roman people, he lost that status through dramatic acts of megalomania, and is often considered the initiator of the fall of Rome. During his reign he incorporated his name into many common terms, such ... ...
Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again. He was a soldier of Rome. Honor him.
Gracchus: Who will help me carry him?
During the reenactment of the battle of Carthage, after Maximus yells "Single Column", and kills two more gladiators, you can see his chain mail sleeve slip off, revealing that he is not wearing a chain mail tunic at all. This happens again, right before the battle ends and Maximus holds up his sword in victory.
Midway through the closing credits, the following text appears: "To our friend, Oliver Reed"
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