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.
From the outset, Ridley Scott made it quite clear that this "sword and sandals" movie would not feature any of the genre's clichés of people lounging around eating grapes and drinking from goblets. He intended to create a more realistic vision of ancient Rome.
He killed the man who set you free.
After the fight against Commodus, a piece of sky appears where the Colosseum's upper tiers should be.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
$34,819,017 (USA) (5 May 2000)
$187,670,866 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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