DVD  2 hr 35 mins   IMDB  8.3
Dreamworks (2000)
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Action, Adventure, War
UK  /  English

Russell Crowe Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus
Oliver Reed Proximo
Richard Harris Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi Senator Gracchus
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
David Schofield Senator Falco
Tomas Arana Quintus
Djimon Hounsou Juba
John Shrapnel Senator Gaius
Ralf Moeller Hagen
Spencer Treat Clark Lucius
David Hemmings Cassius
Tommy Flanagan Cicero
Sven-Ole Thorsen Tigris of Gaul

Director Ridley Scott
Producer Ridley Scott; David Franzoni
Writer David Franzoni; John Logan
Cinematography John Mathieson
Musician Hans Zimmer; Lisa Gerrard

The protagonist Maximus, played by Russell Crowe, is a general of the Roman army. While in Germania, the emperor's son, Commodus commits patricide. After failing to pledge allegiance to the new emperor, Maximus is outcast and sent out to be executed. Following a failed execution attempt, he becomes of a slave. Maximus' family is murdered.After becoming a slave, he fights in gladiatorial matches in the distant outreaches of the Roman Empire. His skill in battle eventually leads him back to Rome, where he re-encounters his nemesis, the emperor. Bloody battles are set up where Maximus and other gladiators are outnumbered. However, despite the overwhelming odds, Maximus wins his matches. The emperor, now furious in his failure to kill the fallen general, decides to fight Maximus in the Coliseum. Commodus fixes the match by stabbing Maximus before the fight. Nonetheless, Maximus' skill in battle is too much for Commodus.

Edition Details
Distributor Universal Pictures
Barcode 5050582069259
Region Region 2; Region 3
Release Date 27-09-2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

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