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.
When the gladiators, including Maximus, arrive in Rome, they are seen entering a sort of "holding area" with the words "LUDUS MAGNUS" written above the gate. This remains their prison while in Rome. This Ludus (meaning gladiator school or training ... ...
You knew Marcus Aurelius?
Proximo: I didn't say I knew him, I said he touched me on the shoulder once!
Maximus is called "The Spaniard". The term "Spaniard" comes from a 14th Century Old French word, but this obviously falls under translation convention. In Latin, Maximus would have been called "Hispanus", the word from where "Spanish", "Spaniard" and "Hispanic" all come from.
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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