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.
A study by the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Bern examined gladiator bones, and found out that gladiators were mostly vegetarian. Yet in the movie, they are shown eating meat.
If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made.
When Marcus Aurelius (who died in AD 180) tells Maximus his plans to make him his successor, many portraits are visible, including Septimius Severus, who gained power in AD 193.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
Numerous deleted scenes that were left out of the film were compiled onto the DVD release. All scenes with the exception of the mini-film come with an exclusive Audio Commentoary by Ridley Scott. They are:
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