PG-13 | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
A disagreement with Kirk Douglas got Director Anthony Mann fired, and he was replaced by Stanley Kubrick.
In the last century before the birth of the new faith called Christianity, which was destined to overthrow the pagan tyranny of Rome and bring about a new society, the Roman Republic stood at the very center of the civilized world. "Of all things ...
During the final battle sequences the slaves drag down burning hay rollers. One of the slaves in Sparacus's army overshoots the end of the run and a Roman soldier generously drops his sword in order to catch him.
The six main cast members are accompanied by an item that represents their character (a chain, a Roman eagle, a wine jug, a couple of hands - one wielding a snake, and a sword).
The film premiered at 202 minutes. However, the prints from the premiere were lost in the 1970s when Universal threw out all the film's tracks, outtakes, additional prints etc. (This was parallel to 'John Landis'' claim during his work on creating the director's cut of The Blues Brothers (1980)). The Criterion Collection has 4 minutes of lost scenes involving the Gracchus subplot: