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.
Russell Crowe began shooting this film a few months after The Insider (1999) wrapped. He'd gained more than forty pounds for his previous film, and lost it all before this one. He claims he did nothing special, besides normal work on his Australian farm.
At my signal, unleash hell.
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) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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