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.
Ridley Scott resisted any suggestion that Maximus and Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) should have a sexual relationship, because it would decrease his need to be with his murdered wife and son. Russell Crowe was also against it, feeling that it wasn't in character.
The frost, it sometimes makes the blade stick.
Maximus has "SPQR" tattooed on his left arm. In real life, it would have said "Legio", with the legion's number. That way the army could keep track of soldiers if they deserted or were lost in battle.
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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