DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: May 5, 2000
Summary: Before Maximus (Crowe), the heroic Roman General, can honor the wishes of his dying emperor Marcus Aurelius (Harris) by assuming the emperor's role, the emperor's cruel and corrupt son Commodus (Phoenix) orders the execution of Maximus and his family. Escaping death, Maximus assumes the life of an anonymous gladiator, fighting his way back to the Roman Colosseum where he seeks revenge and a return to justice for Rome.
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Runtime: 155 min
Rating: Rated R for intense, graphic combat.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Countries: USA, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 21, 2000
Director Credit
Ridley Scott Director
Writer Credit
David Franzoni Story
John Logan Screenplay
William Nicholson Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus
Russell Crowe Maximus
Cast Credit
David Hemmings Cassius
David Schofield Falco
Derek Jacobi Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou Juba
John Shrapnel Gaius
Oliver Reed Proximo
Ralf Moeller Hagen
Richard Harris Marcus Aurelius
Spencer Treat Clark Lucius
Sven-Ole Thorsen Tigris
Tomas Arana Quintus
Tommy Flanagan Cicero
Producer Credit
Branko Lustig Producer
David Franzoni Producer
Douglas Wick Producer
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Ridley Scott Executive Producer
Terry Needham Associate Producer
Walter F. Parkes Executive Producer