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.
With two weeks to go before filming, the actors were still complaining of problems with the script. William Nicholson was brought to Shepperton Studios to make Maximus a more sensitive character, re-working his friendship with Juba, and developing the afterlife ... ...
Lucius will stay with me now. And if his mother so much as looks at me in a manner that displeases me, he will die. If she decides to be noble and takes her own life, he will die.
Commodus: And as for you, you will love me as I loved you. You will provide me ...
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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