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Release Date: May 04, 2000

Year    :   2000
Slogan    :   «A hero will rise.»
Genres    :   Action, Drama, Adventure
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment, Mill Film, C & L, Dawliz, DreamWorks Pictures
Director    :   Ridley Scott
Producers    :   Ridley Scott, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Branko Lustig, Douglas Wick, Louis DiGiaimo, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Terry Needham, Stephanie Corsalini, Jeremy Johns, Terry Blyther, Mustapha Charif, Kathleen Mackie Higgins, Mike Higgins, Ty Warren, Hamid Ait Timaghrit, Yann Mari Faget, Sallie Beechinor, Billy Dowd, Lesley Keane, Barbara L. Roche, Pia Zammit, Rob Martin
Writers    :   David Franzoni, David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson
RunTime    :   155 mins.
Budget    :   103000000
Revenue    :   465361176

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

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