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.
During the opening battle, we see Roman soldiers marching to meet the barbarians in open combat with their pilas (javelins) in hand as if they were spears. In reality, they were thrown at the enemy before the two sides would meet. Pilas (pural for ... ...
What am I going to do with you? You simply won't... die. Are we so different, you and I? You take life when you have to... as I do.
Maximus: I have only one more life to take. Then it is done.
Commodus: Then take it now.
Commodus: They tell me your son...
Commodus: ...squealed like a ...
During the second battle of Zucchabar Maximus is fighting the gladiator who wears an oversized helmet with the metal galea on it. Maximus' first cut is across the gladiator's stomach but when he delivers the stab wound which is to be the fatal wound it is obvious that he pushes his sword between the gladiators left arm & side, you can even see the gladiator lift his arm to accommodate it.
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) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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