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.
On the Special Edition DVD, the making-of documentary, Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005), at nearly three and a half hours, is an hour longer than the film itself.
Can any of them fight? I've got a match coming up.
Slave Trader: Some are good for fighting, others for dying. You need both, I think.
Commodus tells Lucius about their ancestors, including Emperor Claudius, who was assassinated in 54 AD. With the murder of Claudius's son, Britannicus, by Claudius's step-son, Nero, in 55 AD, and the earlier murders of the family of Claudius's nephew Caligula by Tiberius, the Julio-Claudian dynasty ended. Commodus's family were of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty, and not descended from Claudius.
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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$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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