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.
William Nicholson had thought that his time on the film was over, when he returned home to England, only to receive a phone call almost immediately, telling him that Oliver Reed had just died, and that he needed to return to Malta to re-work the script. Nicholson jumped on the... ...
What did my father want with you?
Maximus: To wish me well before I leave for home.
Lucilla: You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it.
Maximus: I never acquired your comfort with it.
Lucilla: True, but then you never had to, life is ...
After the arrival of the Spaniard gang in Rome, we see some promoters having a conference, seemingly about publicity for the new gang. One hands another a flyer -- and we see another identical one on the desk in front of one handed too. They look printed - how else two identical ones - in CE China, maybe, but in Rome- wait 1200 years of so. And what is printed on?? Looks like paper -- which didn't exist in Rome until a long time in the future.
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.
$34,819,017 (USA) (7 May 2000)
$187,705,427 (USA) (27 April 2013)
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