Gladiator

(2000)

Overview

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. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death.

  1. John Logan

    Screenplay

  2. David Franzoni

    Screenplay

  3. William Nicholson

    Screenplay

  4. Ridley Scott

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Maximus

  2. Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Commodus

  3. Connie Nielsen

    Connie Nielsen

    Lucilla

  4. Oliver Reed

    Oliver Reed

    Proximo

  5. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Marcus Aurelius

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Status Released

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  • May 1, 2000
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 35m

Budget $103,000,000.00

Revenue $457,640,427.00

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