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.
Temperatures in the gladiator arena would frequently top one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (thirty-eight degrees Celsius).
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 ...
When Maximus states his name to Commodus in the arena, he pronounces his name incorrectly. In Latin the "c" in Decimus would be a hard consonant.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
The ABC version of "Gladiator" (aired in 2002) was made into a two-part movie including scenes that were deleted in the theatrical version, but found in the DVD version. It had been heavily edited for violence.
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