R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
In the original drafts of the script, the name of the main character was not Maximus, but Narcissus, the name of the man who killed Commodus in real-life.
Fear and wonder, a powerful combination.
Falco: You really think people are going to be seduced by that?
Gracchus: I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they'll roar. The ...
After Maximus stabs his opponent in the foot with the ax, a shot of his feet shows him falling, and the ax has disappeared. In the far shot, Maximus picks up the ax, which is on the ground between the other guy's feet.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
There are a whole slew of unused shots and sequences compiled into a short film. Some of those sequences are:
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