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.
The film is credited with sparking a revival in big historical epics. In the the years after its release, we have been given films like Troy (2004), King Arthur (2004), Alexander (2004), 300 (2006), Noah (2014), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Robin Hood (2010), and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), the last three having been directed by Ridley Scott.
I want to help you.
Maximus: Yes, you can help me... Forget you ever knew me, and never come back here again.
Lucilla's contact lenses are visible in a close-up.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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