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.
Though dozens of versions of the script were written, the original one hundred thirty page draft, dated October 1997 by David Franzoni, is "different in almost every detail from the finished movie." (As quoted by David S. Cohen in his book "Screen Plays".)
He knows too well how to manipulate the mob.
Maximus: Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome, Proximo. That is not it. That is not it!
Proximo: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus!
During the chariot battle, when Juba takes off his helmet to kill a Roman, the spike on the helmet wobbles around wildly, indicating that it is made of rubber.
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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