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.
Five tigers were brought in for the scene in the arena where Maximus fights Tigris the Gaul. A veterinarian armed with tranquilizer darts was present the entire time. For safety's sake, Russell Crowe was kept at least fifteen feet away from the tigers.
Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe that they fought and died for nothing.
Marcus Aurelius: And what would you believe?
Maximus: They fought ...
In Marcus Aurelius' tent, after the opening battle scene, an officer says Rome was founded as a republic. It was actually a monarchy long before it became a republic.
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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$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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