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In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees, only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. Captured, Maximus is forced into slavery, where he is sold to Proximo, a former gladiator who serves as both mentor and slavemaster. Maximus trains as a gladiator in the arena, where his fame grows. He goes to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor Commodus. Maximus has learned that the one power stronger than that of the emperor is the will of the people, and he knows he can only attain his revenge by becoming the greatest hero in all the empire.

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

Directed By: Ridley Scott
Written By: David Franzoni
Produced By: DreamWorks SKG & Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): May 7, 2000

Length of Movie: 2h 35min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for intense, graphic combat.

Budget: $103,000,000

Opening Weekend: $34,819,017

Overall Domestic Box Office Gross: $187,670,866

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1. Progeny
2. Wheat
3. Battle
4. Earth
5. Sorrow
6. To Zucchabar
7. Patricide
8. Emporer Is Dead
9. Might of Rome
10. Strength and Honor
11. Reunion
12. Slaves to Rome
13. Barbarian Horde
14. Am I Not Merciful?
15. Elysium
16. Honor Him
17. Now We Are Free

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