Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator is an epic film of love, death, and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 76% / Audience 87%

Rated R,  2 hr 51 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION
Ridley Scott
CAST
Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Russell Crowe Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
Oliver Reed Proximo
Richard Harris Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou Juba
David Schofield Falco
John Shrapnel Gaius
Tomas Arana Quintus
Ralf Möller Hagen
Tommy Flanagan Cicero