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.
When Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) goes with Lucius (Spencer Treat Clark) to meet Maximus (Russell Crowe) at the Colosseum, he tells Maximus that Lucius insists Maximus is Hector reborn. Then Commodus asks Lucius, "Or was it Hercules?" The real emperor... ...
Some of you are thinking that you won't fight. Others, that you can't fight. They all say that, until they're out there
In the first gladiatorial battle, one gladiator uses a spiked ball and chain (flail). This type of weapon was first used 1300 years later, by medieval knights.
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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