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Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
Runtime: 117 min
Rating: Rated R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres: Action, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 31, 2007
Director Credit
Zack Snyder Director
Writer Credit
Frank Miller Graphic Novel
Kurt Johnstad Screenplay
Lynn Varley Graphic Novel
Michael Gordon Screenplay
Zack Snyder Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
David Wenham Dilios
Gerard Butler King Leonidas
Lena Headey Queen Gorgo
Cast Credit
Alex Ivanovici Ephor #2
Andrew Pleavin Daxos
Andrew Tiernan Ephialtes
Dominic West Theron
Giovani Cimmino Pleistarchos
Greg Kramer Ephor #1
Kelly Craig Oracle Girl
Michael Fassbender Stelios
Rodrigo Santoro Xerxes
Stephen McHattie Loyalist
Tom Wisdom Astinos
Tyler Neitzel Leonidas At 15 Yrs
Vincent Regan Captain
Producer Credit
Ben Waisbren Executive Producer
Bernie Goldmann Producer
Craig J. Flores Executive Producer
Deborah Snyder Executive Producer
Frank Miller Executive Producer
Gianni Nunnari Producer
Jeffrey Silver Producer
Josette Perrotta Co-Producer
Mark Canton Producer
Nathalie Peter-Contesse Associate Producer
Scott Mednick Executive Producer
Silenn Thomas Associate Producer
Steve Barnett Co-Producer
Thomas Tull Executive Producer
Wesley Coller Associate Producer
William Fay Executive Producer
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