In AD 180, Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius intends to return to his home after he leads the Roman army to victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona on the Limes Germanicus. Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him, as regent, to help save Rome from corruption. Commodus, upon hearing this, murders his father.
Commodus announces he is the new Emperor and asks Maximus for his loyalty, but the general refuses. Maximus is arrested by guards and is told that he and his family will die. He kills his captors and rides for his home near Trujillo, where he finds his family murdered. Maximus buries his wife and son; then collapses. He is found by slavers who take him to the Roman province of Zucchabar, where he is sold to a gladiator trainer named Proximo. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Country:||United Kingdom, United States|
|Produced By:||Walter F. Parkes, Terry Needham, Laurie Macdonald, Branko Lustig, David Franzoni, Ridley Scott, Douglas Wick|
|Directed By:||Ridley Scott|
|Written By:||David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson|
|Cast:||Richard Harris, Omid Djalili, David Hemmings, Ruth Frendo, João Costa Menezes, Ray Calleja, Tommy Flanagan, Mehdi Kashani, Al Ashton, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Moeller, Tony Curran, Mark Lewis, John Shrapnel, Mike Mitchell, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Spencer Treat Clark, Nicholas McGaughey, Tomas Arana, David Nicholls, Malcolm Ellul, Gilly Gilchrist, Brian Smyj, Allan Corduner, Steve Saunders, Oliver Reed, Russell Crowe, Michael Dickins, Chick Allan, Said Amel, Giorgio Cantarini, Antonio Meitin, James Fiddy, Nic Main, Djimon Hounsou, Chris Kell, Alun Raglan, David Bailie, Tom Kay, Joaquin Phoenix, Kjeld Gogosha-Clark, John Quinn, David Schofield, Adam Levy, Giannina Facio-Scott, Derek Jacobi, Michael Mellinger|
|In Theaters:||May 05, 2000|
|Runtime:||2 hours 35 minutes|
|Production:||DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|