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.
Initially, Russell Crowe had no interest in reading the script, as he was in the midst of working on The Insider (1999), and was completely focused on his portrayal of Jeffrey Wigand. He was eventually persuaded otherwise by Insider (1999) director Michael Mann, who passed him the script, and told him he ought "to take this Ridley Scott thing a bit more seriously."
Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.
The masks in the play when Cicero meets Lucilla.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
VCD Version by HVN is 154 minutes long:
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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