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.
David Franzoni was given a three-picture deal with DreamWorks, as Writer and co-Producer, on the strength of his work on Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997). One of his initial pitches was for this movie.
Maximus, please be careful, that wasn't prudent.
Maximus: Prudent? The Emperor has been slain.
A lunge whip is visible when Maximus' horse falls on the ride home.
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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