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Gladiator
A man standing at the center of the image is wearing armor and is holding a sword in his right hand. In the background is the top of the Colosseum with a barely visible crowd standing in it. The poster includes the film's title, cast credits, and release date.
Promotional movie poster
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Douglas Wick
David Franzoni
Branko Lustig
Written by David Franzoni
John Logan
William Nicholson
Starring Russell Crowe
Joaquin Phoenix
Connie Nielsen
Oliver Reed
Derek Jacobi
Djimon Hounsou
Richard Harris
Music by Hans Zimmer
Lisa Gerrard
Klaus Badelt
Cinematography John Mathieson
Editing by Pietro Scalia
Distributed by DreamWorks (US)
Universal Studios (Global)
Release date(s) May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)
(Los Angeles)
02000-05-05 May 5, 2000
(United States)
02000-05-12 May 12, 2000
(United Kingdom)
Running time 154 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $103 million[1][2]
Gross revenue $457,640,427
.Gladiator is a 2000 epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Moeller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, and Richard Harris.^ Russel Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix were perfectly cast.
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^ There is no doubt that a large portion of the credit must go to the film's Director Ridley Scott and Producer Douglas Wick.
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^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, it was a box office success, receiving generally good reviews, and was credited with briefly reviving the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards; it won five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture, and Best Actor for Crowe.

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Plot

.Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, a native of Hispania, leads the Roman army to victory against Germanic barbarians in the year A.D. 180, ending a prolonged war, and earning the esteem of elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius.^ PROXIMO: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus.
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^ MAXIMUS: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius.
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^ MAXIMUS: You knew Marcus Aurelius?
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.As the battle ends, the son and daughter of the Emperor, Commodus and Lucilla, arrive from Rome.^ LUCILLA Do you know what it is to be the daughter of the Emperor?
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^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
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^ Commodus, Lucilla and her son Lucius are in the Imperial Box.
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.As the surviving soldiers pay tribute to Maximus, Commodus arrives, attempting to curry favor with his father.^ In the distance, Commodus, and his guards, on horseback witness Maximus with his father, hears the cheers and quickly races down to them.
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^ [Commodus appears embarrassed that his father would not accept his help, and looks at Maximus with envy and scorn.
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.Aurelius however favors Maximus which makes Commodus both envious and suspicious.^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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^ COMMODUS: And now they love Maximus for his mercy, so I can't just kill him or it makes me even more unmerciful.
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.Knowing that his time was short, the dying Aurelius decides to appoint leadership to the morally-upstanding Maximus, with a desire to eventually return power to the Roman Senate, effectively reviving the Republic.^ COMMODUS: Yes and in a republic, the senate has the power.
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^ MARCUS: My powers will pass to Maximus to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more.
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.Aurelius informs Maximus of his decision before telling Commodus.^ COMMODUS: They tell me your son [Maximus slowly turns back to him] squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross....
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^ COMMODUS (to Maximus) My old friend, my father tells me you're returning to Spain?
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^ MAXIMUS Tell him we will enter Rome on the first day of Commodus' festival.
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.Maximus reluctantly accepts the appointment after expressing a wish to return home to his family.^ MAXIMUS I'll return after a season at home.
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^ MAXIMUS: To wish me well before I leave for home.
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.The Emperor later informs Commodus who, in a fit of rage, murders his father.^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
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.Declaring himself the emperor, Commodus asks Maximus for his loyalty, which Maximus, realizing Commodus is responsible for the Emperor's death, refuses.^ COMMODUS: Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus.
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^ [Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius and Quintus watch from the Emperor's box as Maximus and Tigris are introduced to the crowd.
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^ Maximus asks the chief guard, "At least give me a clean death - a soldier's death."
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.Commodus orders Maximus' execution and dispatches Praetorian Guards to carry out the order as well as to kill his wife and son.^ And Maximus takes control, we see the General of the Felix Regiment gloriously alive again as he barks out orders and leads his gladiators in battle.
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^ He screams with joy and runs toward the flag as he calls: MAXIMUS' SON MOTHER! MOTHER! FATHER'S HOME! Maximus' WIFE emerges from the house, drying her hands on a cloth and smiles.
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^ Maximus strike hard -- Commodus barely blocks the blow -- MAXIMUS For my son!
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Maximus narrowly escapes by killing his captors, but is injured in the process. .Taking the horses of the now dead Praetorians, he races home only to discover his wife and son hanging amidst the smoldering ruins of his home.^ His wife and son hear the horses of the Praetorian as they approach.
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^ He leads only two horses now.
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^ EXT. OLIVE GROVE - DAY Maximus is galloping up a hill, leading only one horse now.
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After burying his family, Maximus collapses from grief and exhaustion.
.Slave traders find Maximus and take him to Zucchabar, a rugged Roman province in North Africa, where he is purchased by Antonius Proximo, the head of a gladiator school and a former gladiator himself.^ Maximus wakes to find himself on a wagon.
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^ To Proximo's quarters where Maximus is speaking with him...
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^ First slave, then Gladiator in Africa .
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.Maximus initially refuses to fight, but as he defends himself in the arena his formidable combat skills lead to a rise in popularity with the audience and respect among his fellow fighters.^ Maximus strikes mercilessly -- forcing Commodus steadily back until they are fighting atop one of the elevator platforms to the arena above.
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^ Proximo runs to the edge of the arena to look down onto his fighters--sizing them up for skill.
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^ EXT. COLOSSEUM - ARENA - DAY Maximus is fighting an opponent.
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.Known as "The Spaniard", he trains and fights further and befriends Juba, a Numidian hunter and Hagen, a Germanic warrior who, until Maximus' emergence, was Proximo's prized gladiator.^ Maximus cuts Juba and Proximo free.
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^ JUBA (to Maximus) Are we going to fight each other?
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^ Maximus fights with his shield, Juba with a sword.
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.In Rome, Commodus reopens the gladiatorial games to pay tribute to his father and gain the favor of the people; Proximo's gladiators are hired to participate.^ Emperor has deigned to this day favor the people of Rome with an historical final match.
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^ Commodus looks around at the people of Rome, amazed.
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^ What kind of world are we making when the people of Rome prefer a slave in the arena to their father?
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.Proximo informs Maximus who sees this as an opportunity to get close enough to Commodus to exact revenge.^ Proximo sees that Maximus' mind is racing.
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^ INT. COLOSSEUM - HOLDING CELLS - DAY Proximo stands with Maximus, who is busy strapping on armor.
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^ COMMODUS: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear?
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Later in Rome during a reenactment of the Battle of Zama from the Second Punic War, Maximus dons a helmet to hide his identity and then leads Proximo's gladiators, in the guise of Hannibal's forces, to a decisive victory against a more powerful force who are in the guise of Scipio Africanus' legions, in a battle they were historically slated to lose. .Echoing the shock and amazement of the crowd, the Emperor descends into the arena accompanied by his nephew Lucius to meet this "Spaniard". He asks The Spaniard for his name and Maximus responds with a blatant act of defiance.^ MAXIMUS: Your name is Lucius?
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^ [Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius and Quintus watch from the Emperor's box as Maximus and Tigris are introduced to the crowd.
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^ COMMODUS: Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus.
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.Commodus angrily instructs him to remove his helmet and tell him his name.^ SLAVE! You will remove your helmet and tell me your name...
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^ Maximus stops, takes a deep breath, removes his helmet, and turns to face Commodus.
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^ COMMODUS: They tell me your son [Maximus slowly turns back to him] squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross....
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A seething Maximus reveals his identity and defiantly vows vengeance for the murder of his family. .Unable to kill Maximus because of the crowd's approval for him, Commodus leaves the arena as the crowd roars and chants Maximus' name.^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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^ COMMODUS I'm going to kill him.
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^ MAXIMUS [Roars back,] : Then have him kill Commodus!
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.Lucilla, after seeing Maximus alive, secretly arranges to meet with him.^ If I can arrange it, will you meet him?
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^ Another barbarian sees Maximus and charges, but only to be stopped in midswing by the WOLF OF ROME , who leaps at him, biting his hand and fending him off of Maximus.
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^ MAXIMUS: To my boy, I tell him I will see him again soon, and to keep his heels down when he's riding his horse.
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.Maximus angrily accuses her of taking part in her father's and his family's murders which she denied.^ [As Maximus takes on his new assignment, he stands at attention, hands clasped behind him, as the soldier he was for so many years, but at the mention of freedom, he is indifferent for without his family, what is freedom?
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.She tells Maximus that she has powerful allies in the Senate who want to see Commodus overthrown.^ COMMODUS: Yes and in a republic, the senate has the power.
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^ COMMODUS: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear?
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^ Commodus, dressed in his white leather armour, approaches the chained Maximus who is bruised and weary.
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She asks Maximus for his aid in helping to overthrow her brother to which he refuses.
.As the games continue the next day, Commodus pits Maximus against Tigris of Gaul, Rome's only undefeated gladiator, in an arena surrounded by chained tigers.^ The arena is only sparsely attended this day.
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^ Gladiators only fight in the games.
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^ Commodus continues his conversation with Maximus.
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.Despite being nearly mauled by the beasts, Maximus defeats the larger and more powerful Tigris but refuses to kill him, thereby deliberately insulting Commodus by directly defying his orders.^ Maximus stabs the beast repeatedly, killing it.
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^ COMMODUS I'm going to kill him.
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^ MAXIMUS [Roars back,] : Then have him kill Commodus!
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.The crowd cheers Maximus, bestowing him the title "Maximus The Merciful". Commodus becomes more frustrated at his inability to kill Maximus, let alone stop his soaring popularity.^ MAXIMUS [Roars back,] : Then have him kill Commodus!
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^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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^ Extending his thumb up, to the pleasure and cheers of the crowd, Commodus turns and leaves, sending a look to Maximus as though to say, this is not over.
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Maximus is later found by his former servant, Cicero, who reveals that Maximus's army remains loyal to him. .Maximus forms a plot with Lucilla and Senator Gracchus to rejoin his army to return to Rome and overthrow Commodus.^ Senate revolution plot – Maximus triumphs again ..
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^ Senate revolution plot – Maximus triumphs again .
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^ LUCILLA: Commodus, the senate has its uses.
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.Suspecting his sister's betrayal, Commodus indirectly threatens her young son, Lucius, and forces her to reveal the plot.^ As for this young man [Commodus cradling Lucius in front of him] , he insists you are Hector reborn, or was it Hercules.
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^ Maximus has no idea who the boy is -- just another young fan -- but Maximus is immediately struck by Lucius' resemblance to his own son.
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^ Commodus, Lucilla and her son Lucius are in the Imperial Box.
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.Praetorian guards immediately arrest Gracchus and storm Proximo's gladiator barracks, battling the gladiators while Maximus escapes.^ Maximus begins to make his get away as the gladiators battle with the Roman guards.
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^ Maximus is now having to escape the claws of the tigers as he battles Tigris .
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^ And Maximus takes control, we see the General of the Felix Regiment gloriously alive again as he barks out orders and leads his gladiators in battle.
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.Hagen and Proximo are killed in the siege while Juba and the survivors are imprisoned.^ PROXIMO: Red [ Juba proudly looks at Hagen with honour at having ranked red.
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^ Juba and Hagen drag the drivers out of their chariots and kill them with their own swords.
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.Maximus escapes to the city walls only to witness Cicero's death and be captured by a legion of Praetorian guards.^ MAXIMUS: Get me outside the city walls.
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^ EXT. ROMAN STREETS - DAY Maximus continues to lead the combined Felix Regiment and City Guard cavalry through the streets.
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^ Maximus is taken by two guards from his cell to another where he is chained by his wrists to the wall.
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.The next day, Commodus challenges a bound and restrained Maximus to a duel to be fought in front of a full audience in the Colosseum.^ In the middle, the white clad Commodus, gazing upwardly, basking in the sun stands next to the wounded, dying Maximus dressed in his black body armour.
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.Acknowledging Maximus as the better fighter, Commodus stabs him in the kidney with a stiletto and has the wound concealed.^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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^ In the middle, the white clad Commodus, gazing upwardly, basking in the sun stands next to the wounded, dying Maximus dressed in his black body armour.
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^ Maximus manages to knock Commodus' legs out from underneath him who falls flat on his back to the ground.
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.In the arena, the weakened Maximus fights purely on instinct as the two exchange blows before Maximus rips the sword from Commodus' hands.^ COMMODUS Take my hand, Maximus.
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^ Maximus fights with his shield, Juba with a sword.
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^ All the while, Commodus punches back as he tries relentlessly to fight off Maximus.
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.As Commodus screams for another sword, Quintus orders the Praetorians not to assist him.^ Maximus lunges at him -- the Praetorians subdue him -- slamming him with a sword hilt -- knocking him unconscious.
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^ Quintus and four Praetorian ASSASSINS suddenly burst in -- the assassins move immediately to bind Maximus -- swords at his throat -- MAXIMUS What -- ?!
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^ They mock him by holding out food and trash like Commodus is holding out the wooden sword.
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.A stricken Maximus drops his own sword.^ Maximus stumbles but maintains his balance and charges at Commodus cutting his arm, causing Commodus to drop his sword.
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.Commodus pulls a hidden stiletto and renews his attack but Maximus counters, pummeling him with hard punches.^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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^ He strikes with everything he's got -- slashing Commodus -- Commodus sails back -- his sword falling -- Maximus stands over him.
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^ MAXIMUS [Roars back,] : Then have him kill Commodus!
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.The two of them grapple for a few moments, until Maximus finally forces Commodus' hand backwards, plunging the stiletto in his throat.^ With one hand cupping the back of Commodus' head, the other forces the dagger back into Commodus.
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^ Maximus, looks at Commodus in disbelief, then at his outstretched his hand, looks back at Lucilla and, ignoring Commodus, walks past him and out of the tent.
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^ MAXIMUS: [Looking shocked and untrusting at Commodus, turns to the body of Marcus, placing his hand to Marcus' forehead and then to the dead Emperor's throat as though to check for signs of life, and asks,] How did he die?
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.Commodus falls dead in the now-silent Colosseum while a dying Maximus begins seeing visions of the afterlife and his family.^ In the middle, the white clad Commodus, gazing upwardly, basking in the sun stands next to the wounded, dying Maximus dressed in his black body armour.
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^ Maximus manages to knock Commodus' legs out from underneath him who falls flat on his back to the ground.
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^ [Realizing he has come closer to Commodus, Maximus withdraws into the shadows of the corner, his eyes darting through the crowd to see who might be in the there.
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.He is pulled back to reality by Quintus, who asks for instructions.^ [He pulls Maximus away, who glances back uncomfortably at Quintus and Valerius, and they leave the Senators.
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^ Commodus turns to Quintus who looks back with a pained acknowledgment of orders that have already been given.
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.Maximus orders the release of Juba and the rest of Proximo's surviving gladiators and the reinstatement of Senator Gracchus, instructing him to return Rome to a republican government.^ Senator Gracchus is to be reinstated.
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^ Maximus cuts Juba and Proximo free.
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^ The other prisoners (Gracchus, Juba , other gladiators) are watching as he enters.
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.Maximus quietly dies in Lucilla's arms as his soul wanders into the afterlife to his family.^ Maximus holds Marcus' arm firmly, quietly supporting him as they walk.
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^ LUCILLA Maximus, listen to me -- MAXIMUS My family were crucified and burnt while they were still alive.
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^ MAXIMUS [he turns to Lucilla ] : Because that was the last wish of a dying man.
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Lucilla reminds everyone that Maximus was a soldier of Rome and that his memory should be honored. .Juba, Senator Gracchus, Quintus, and Proximo's gladiators gently carry his body out of the Colosseum, leaving Commodus behind.^ Proximo barks orders to the other gladiators to leave, "Get out, move!"
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^ The other prisoners (Gracchus, Juba , other gladiators) are watching as he enters.
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^ [He pulls Maximus away, who glances back uncomfortably at Quintus and Valerius, and they leave the Senators.
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.That night, Juba returns to an empty Colosseum and buries Maximus' figures of his wife and son in the blood stained sand where Maximus fell, vowing to see him again in the afterlife but "not yet."^ EXT. COLOSSEUM - DAY From high above we see Maximus and Lucius riding out of the Colosseum and disappearing into the streets of Rome.
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^ He screams with joy and runs toward the flag as he calls: MAXIMUS' SON MOTHER! MOTHER! FATHER'S HOME! Maximus' WIFE emerges from the house, drying her hands on a cloth and smiles.
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^ At this point we see practically nothing of the inside of the Colosseum: Slaves are balancing high above the empty arena.
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Juba then departs for his homeland and his own family.

Cast & Crew

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  • Russel Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius: a morally upstanding Hispano-Roman general in Germania, turned slave who seeks revenge against Commodus.^ The general who became a slave.
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    ^ Proximo turns to Maximus, "Congratulations, General.
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    ^ MAXIMUS: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius.
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    .He had been under the favor of Marcus Aurelius, and the love and admiration of Lucilla prior to the events of the film.^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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    His home is near Trujillo (in today's Cáceres, Spain). After the murder of his family he vows vengeance. .Maximus is a fictional character partly inspired by Marcus Nonius Macrinus, Narcissus, Spartacus, Cincinnatus, and Maximus of Hispania.
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus: a vain, power hungry and sociopathic young man who is jealous of and despises Maximus because his father Marcus Aurelius favors the General over him.^ COMMODUS Our father loved Maximus...
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    ^ This film is as much a geographical journey as a spiritual one for the central character of the story, Roman General Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.
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    ^ They walk, Maximus still supporting Marcus, as: COMMODUS Your Spaniards seem invincible.
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    Commodus murders his father and desires his own sister, Lucilla. .He becomes the emperor of Rome upon his father's death.^ Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
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    .He is killed by Maximus in the final battle.
  • Connie Nielsen as Lucilla: the older child of Marcus Aurelius and Maximus' former lover, Lucilla has been recently widowed.^ PROXIMO: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus.
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    ^ MAXIMUS: You knew Marcus Aurelius?
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    ^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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    .She tries to resist the incestuous lust of her brother while protecting her son, Lucius.
  • Djimon Hounsou as Juba: a Numidian tribesman who was taken from his home and family by slave traders.^ SLAVE TRADER: Maybe so but who cares?
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    ^ Relative unknowns such as Connie Nielson, who played the conniving yet compassionate Lucilla, and Djimon Hounsou (Amistad) , who played fellow slave Juba, were excellent in their supporting roles.
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    ^ The soft voice of a Numidian slave (later to be known as Juba ), is heard, "You will meet them again, but not yet."
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    .He becomes Maximus's closest ally during their shared hardships.
  • Oliver Reed as Antonius Proximo: an old and gruff gladiator trainer who buys Maximus in North Africa.^ I am Proximo, trainer of gladiators.
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    ^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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    ^ INT. COLOSSEUM - HOLDING CELLS - DAY Proximo stands with Maximus, who is busy strapping on armor.
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    .A former gladiator himself, he was freed by Marcus Aurelius, and gives Maximus his own armor and eventually a chance at freedom.
  • Derek Jacobi as Senator Gracchus: one of the senators who opposed Commodus's leadership, who eventually agrees to aid Maximus in his overthrow of the Emperor.
  • Ralf Moeller as Hagen: a Germanic Warrior and Proximo's chief gladiator who later befriends Maximus and Juba during their battles in Rome.
  • Spencer Treat Clark as Lucius Verus: the young son of Lucilla.^ LUCILLA Mark this, Maximus: that is the man who will be Emperor.
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    ^ MARCUS [to Maximus] : So much for the glory of Rome .
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    ^ PROXIMO: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus.
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    .He admires Maximus and incurs the wrath of his uncle, Commodus, by impersonating the gladiator.^ [Maximus slowly turns away from Commodus and begins to walk back to the other gladiators.
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    ^ The gladiators follow Maximus' action and also kneel as Commodus approaches, instructing the gladiators to "Rise, rise."
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    .Lucius is a free-spirit and likes his uncle at first until Commodus's true sinister nature comes to the fore.^ COMMODUS (to Lucius) And just wait until you hear what happened to some of our other ancestors!
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    .He is named after Lucius Verus, his alleged father and co-ruler of Marcus Aurelius.
  • Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius: an emperor of Rome who appoints Maximus, whom he dotes on as a son, to return Rome to a republican form of government but is murdered by his own son Commodus before his wish is fulfilled.
  • Tommy Flanagan as Cicero: a Roman soldier and Maximus's loyal servant who provides him with information while Maximus is enslaved.
  • Tomas Arana as General Quintus: another Roman general and former friend to Maximus.^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
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    ^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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    ^ He stands before a bust of Marcus Aurelius.
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    .Made commander of the Praetorian guards by Commodus, earning his loyalty until Commodus orders the execution of his men.
  • John Shrapnel as Gaius: another senator who is in close correspondence to Gracchus.
  • David Schofield as Senator Falco: a Patrician, a senator opposed to Gracchus.^ Senators Gaius and Falco join them.
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    ^ GAIUS Senator Gracchus is hale, sire.
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    ^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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    Helps Commodus consolidate his power.
  • Sven-Ole Thorsen as Tigris of Gaul: an undefeated gladiator who is called out of retirement to duel Maximus.
  • David Hemmings as Cassius: runs the gladiatorial games in the Colosseum and is the arena announcer.
  • Giannina Facio, Maximus's wife.
  • Giorgio Cantarini, Maximus's son.

Production

Screenplay

.Gladiator was based on an original pitch by David Franzoni, who went on to write all of the early drafts.^ GLADIATOR by David Franzoni Revised by John Logan SECOND DRAFT October 22, 1998 "While stands the Colosseum, Rome shall stand.
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^ Maximus stands in the midst of all the gladiators who triumphantly fought and beat the Legionnaires.
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[3] Franzoni was given a three-picture deal with DreamWorks as writer and co-producer on the strength of his previous work, Steven Spielberg's Amistad, which helped establish the reputation of DreamWorks. .Franzoni was not a classical scholar but had been inspired by Daniel P. Mannix’s 1958 novel Those About to Die and decided to choose Commodus as his historical focus after reading the Augustan History.^ COMMODUS We've been reading about the great Julius and his adventures in Egypt.
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^ COMMODUS: We've been reading about the great Marc Anthony and his adventures in Egypt .
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.In Franzoni's first draft, dated April 4, 1998, he named his protagonist Narcissus, after the praenomen of the wrestler who strangled Emperor Commodus to death, whose name is not contained in the biography of Commodus by Aelius Lampridius in the Augustan History.^ GLADIATOR by David Franzoni Revised by John Logan SECOND DRAFT October 22, 1998 "While stands the Colosseum, Rome shall stand.
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^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
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The name Narcissus is only provided by Herodian and Cassius Dio, so a variety of ancient sources were used in developing the first draft.[4]
Several dead men and various scattered weapons are located in a large arena. <a name=.Near the center of the image is a man wearing armor standing in the middle of an arena looking up at a large crowd.^ The gladiators look up, amazed at the overwhelming size of the arena and crowd.
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^ He stands in the center of the arena.
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^ The crowd parts almost magically for the dramatic arrival of PROXIMO. Proximo is a large man of immense appetites.
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The man has his right foot on the throat of an injured man who is reaching towards the crowd. Members of the crowd are indicating a "thumbs down" gesture. The arena is adorned with marble, columns, flags, and statues." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/10/1/7/3/63087741239521167.jpg" width="220" height="153" class="thumbimage" />
Pollice Verso ("Thumbs Down") by Jean-Léon Gérôme—the 19th century painting that inspired Ridley Scott to tackle the project.
.Ridley Scott was approached by producers Walter F. Parkes and Douglas Wick.^ There is no doubt that a large portion of the credit must go to the film's Director Ridley Scott and Producer Douglas Wick.
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.They showed him a copy of Jean-Léon Gérôme's 1872 painting entitled Pollice Verso ("Thumbs Down").^ Commodus stands, arm extended and slowly shows a "thumb down".
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Scott was enticed by filming the world of Ancient Rome. .However, Scott felt Franzoni's dialogue was too "on the nose" and hired John Logan to rewrite the script to his liking.^ GLADIATOR by David Franzoni Revised by John Logan SECOND DRAFT October 22, 1998 "While stands the Colosseum, Rome shall stand.
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^ Writers :    David Franzoni    John Logan Genres :    Drama    Action User Comments .
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.Logan rewrote much of the first act, and made the decision to kill off Maximus's family to increase the character's motivation.^ This film is as much a geographical journey as a spiritual one for the central character of the story, Roman General Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.
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[5]
With two weeks to go before filming, the actors complained of problems with the script. William Nicholson was brought to Shepperton Studios to make Maximus a more sensitive character, reworking his friendship with Juba and developed the afterlife thread in the film, saying "he did not want to see a film about a man who wanted to kill somebody."[5] David Franzoni was later brought back to revise the rewrites of Logan and Nicholson, and in the process gained a producer's credit. When Nicholson was brought in, he started going back to Franzoni's original scripts and reading certain scenes. Franzoni helped creatively-manage the rewrites and in the role of producer he defended his original script, and argued to stay true to the original vision.[6] .Franzoni later shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with producers Douglas Wick and Branko Lustig.^ There is no doubt that a large portion of the credit must go to the film's Director Ridley Scott and Producer Douglas Wick.
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^ Russell Crowe won Best Actor and the movie won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
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[3]
The screenplay faced the brunt of many rewrites and revisions due to Russell Crowe's script suggestions. Crowe questioned every aspect of the evolving script and strode off the set when he did not get answers. According to a DreamWorks executive, "(Russell Crowe) tried to rewrite the entire script on the spot. .You know the big line in the trailer, 'In this life or the next, I will have my vengeance'? At first he absolutely refused to say it."^ LUCILLA: You know, I still remember you in my prayers.
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^ My first desire as Emperor is that you take my hand in friendship.
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^ Commander of the armies of the North, general of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor Marcus Aurelius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance in this life or the next.
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[7] .Nicholson, the third and final screenwriter, says Crowe told him, "Your lines are garbage but I'm the greatest actor in the world, and I can make even garbage sound good."^ COMMODUS: And now they love Maximus for his mercy, so I can't just kill him or it makes me even more unmerciful.
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Nicholson goes on to say that "...probably my lines were garbage, so he was just talking straight."[8]

Filming

Several men in white robes are facing away from the image, at the top of large steps. <a name=.A man is at the center of the image being handed flowers by a girl.^ In the center of the market place, a veritable GIANT of a man sits on a small stool, a wooden sword in his hand.
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In the background are rows of thousands of soldiers and members of a large crowd. .In the distance, the Colosseum can be seen along with other buildings in Rome.^ In the distance, Rome and the Colosseum.
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Dark clouds are visible in the sky." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/09/1/8/1/57635571718285254.jpg" width="220" height="165" class="thumbimage" />
One of the CGI shots of Rome
The film was shot in three main locations between January and May 1999. The opening battle scenes in the forests of Germania were shot in three weeks in Bourne Woods, near Farnham, Surrey in England. .Scott and cinematographer John Mathieson utilized multiple cameras filming at various frame rates, similar to techniques used for the battle sequences of Saving Private Ryan (1998).^ Saving Private Ryan [1998] .
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[9] Subsequently, the scenes of slavery, desert travel, and gladiatorial training school were shot in Ouarzazate, Morocco just south of the Atlas Mountains over a further three weeks. Finally, the scenes of Ancient Rome were shot over a period of nineteen weeks in Fort Ricasoli, Malta.[10][11]
In Malta, a replica of about one-third of Rome's Colosseum was built, to a height of 52 feet (15.8 meters), mostly from plaster and plywood (the other two-thirds and remaining height were added digitally). The replica took several months to build and cost an estimated $1 million.[12] .The reverse side of the complex supplied a rich assortment of Ancient Roman street furniture, colonnades, gates, statuary, and marketplaces for other filming requirements.^ INT./ EXT. SLAVE WAGON - ROMAN STREETS - DAY Maximus and the other gladiators are in a slave cart on the way from the arena.
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The complex was serviced by tented "costume villages" that had changing rooms, storage, armorers, and other facilities.[10] The rest of the Colosseum was created in CG using set-design blueprints, textures referenced from live action, and rendered in three layers to provide lighting flexibility for compositing in Flame and Inferno.[13]

Post-production

British post-production company The Mill was responsible for much of the CGI effects that were added after filming. .The company was responsible for such tricks as compositing real tigers filmed on bluescreen into the fight sequences, and adding smoke trails and extending the flight paths of the opening scene's salvo of flaming arrows to get around regulations on how far they could be shot during filming.^ The archer lights the tip of an arrow and sends it flaming into the night sky.
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^ Wide cut to a scene with dozens of soldiers fighting, with two standards of the Felix Legion thrust into the ground.
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^ MAXIMUS: How soon do you think they could be ready to fight?
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.They also used 2,000 live actors to create a CG crowd of 35,000 virtual actors that had to look believable and react to fight scenes.^ The performances are superb, the scenery is awesome, (and those fight scenes were certainly realistic looking) the music, perfect and the whole film simply has "Winner" written all over it.
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^ Perhaps they could have pulled the camera back a bit for the fighting scenes, but other than that it is a supurb movie.
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^ The unrelenting, massive fight scenes can be appreciated also by a woman when they are breath-taking and are depicted like that.
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[14] The Mill accomplished this feat by shooting live actors at different angles giving various performances, and then mapping them onto cards, with motion-capture tools used to track their movements for 3D compositing.[13]
.An unexpected post-production job was caused by the death of Oliver Reed of a heart attack during the filming in Malta, before all his scenes had been shot.^ The contribution of Editor Petro Scalia also cannot be underestimated given the fact that he had the unenviable task of trying to edit Oliver Reed into some of the film's final scenes after he had passed away.
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^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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^ The performances are superb, the scenery is awesome, (and those fight scenes were certainly realistic looking) the music, perfect and the whole film simply has "Winner" written all over it.
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.The Mill created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving his character Proximo[13] by photographing a live action body-double in the shadows and by mapping a 3D CGI mask of Reed's face to the remaining scenes during production at an estimated cost of $3.2 million for two minutes of additional footage.^ A Bedouin troupe come across the scene and find Maximus' body, lying on top of the two graves of his wife and son.
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[15] The film is dedicated to Reed's memory.[16]

Historical accuracy

The film is only loosely based on historical events. Although the filmmakers consulted an academic expert with knowledge of the period of the Ancient Roman empire, historical discrepancies were incorporated by the screenwriters.[17] At least one historical advisor resigned due to the changes made, and another asked not to be mentioned in the credits. Historian Allen Ward of the University of Connecticut noted that historical accuracy would not have made Gladiator less interesting or exciting and stated: "creative artists need to be granted some poetic license, but that should not be a permit for the wholesale disregard of facts in historical fiction".[18]
.The character of Maximus is fictional, although in some respects he resembles the historical figures of Narcissus (the character's name in the first draft of the screenplay and the real killer of Commodus),[19] Spartacus (who led a significant slave revolt), Cincinnatus (a farmer who became dictator, saved Rome from invasion, then resigned his 6-month appointment after fifteen days),[20][21][22] and Marcus Nonius Macrinus (a trusted general, Consul of AD 154, and friend of Marcus Aurelius).^ MARCUS AURELIUS, the Emperor of Rome, is on a horse.
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^ This film is as much a geographical journey as a spiritual one for the central character of the story, Roman General Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.
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^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
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[23][24] Although Commodus engaged in show combat in the Colosseum, he was strangled by the wrestler Narcissus in his bath, not killed in the arena.

Influences

.The film's plot was influenced by two 1960s Hollywood films of the 'sword and sandal' genre, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Spartacus.[25] The Fall of the Roman Empire tells the story of Livius, who, like Maximus in Gladiator, is Marcus Aurelius's intended successor.^ Then: MARCUS Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
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^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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^ As Maximus and Marcus pass, the battered and bloody soldiers drag themselves to their feet, raising their swords, paying silent homage.
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.Livius is in love with Lucilla and seeks to marry her while Maximus, who is happily married, was formerly in love with her.^ LUCILLA Mark this, Maximus: that is the man who will be Emperor.
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^ LUCILLA By all the Gods, and in the name of my father who loved you, and in the name of the husband I loved...
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Both films portray the death of Marcus Aurelius as an assassination. .In Fall of the Roman Empire a group of conspirators independent of Commodus, hoping to profit from Commodus's accession, arrange for Marcus Aurelius to be poisoned; in Gladiator Commodus himself murders his father by smothering him.^ One night my father had him strangled for conspiring with the Senate.
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^ (Maximus is surprised at this) Our great father Marcus Aurelius looked into my eyes and touched me on the shoulder.
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^ He strikes with everything he's got -- slashing Commodus -- Commodus sails back -- his sword falling -- Maximus stands over him.
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.In the course of Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus unsuccessfully seeks to win Livius over to his vision of empire in contrast to that of his father, but continues to employ him notwithstanding; in Gladiator when Commodus fails to secure Maximus's allegiance, he executes Maximus's wife and son and tries unsuccessfully to execute him.^ Commodus and Maximus watch him go.
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^ COMMODUS Our father loved Maximus...
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^ EXT. ROMAN STREETS - DAY Maximus continues to lead the combined Felix Regiment and City Guard cavalry through the streets.
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.Livius in Fall of the Roman Empire and Maximus in Gladiator kill Commodus in single combat: Livius to save Lucilla and Maximus to avenge Marcus Aurelius, and both do it for the greater good of Rome.^ MAXIMUS: Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome , Proximo.
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^ MARCUS [to Maximus] : So much for the glory of Rome .
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^ PROXIMO: Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus.
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.Spartacus provides the film's gladiatorial motif, as well as the character of Senator Gracchus, a fictitious senator (bearing the name of a pair of revolutionary Tribunes from the 2nd century BC) who in both films is an elder statesman of ancient Rome attempting to preserve the ancient rights of the Roman senate in the face of an ambitious autocratMarcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus and Commodus in Gladiator. Both actors who played Gracchus (in Spartacus and Gladiator), played Claudius in previous films — Charles Laughton of Spartacus played Claudius in the 1937 film I, Claudius and Sir Derek Jacobi of Gladiator, played Claudius in the 1975 BBC adaptation.^ GRACCHUS He knows who Rome is.
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^ By this I mean Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , and of course the recently deceased legends Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) and Oliver Reed (Proximo) , who died just before the film had been completed.
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^ EXT. ROME - WAGON - DAY SENATOR GRACCHUS, an imposing, moral and corpulent man in his 60's, is riding in a luxurious wagon with Senator Gaius.
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.Both films also share a specific set piece, where a gladiator (Maximus here, Woody Strode's Draba in Spartacus) throws his weapon into a spectator box at the end of a match as well as at least one line of dialogue: "Rome is the mob", said here by Gracchus and by Julius Caesar (John Gavin) in Spartacus.^ The general becomes a slave in the dark forests of the newly conquered Germania, the slave becomes a gladiator in one of the Empire's farthest African provinces, and finally, the gladiator ends his long journey to destiny by defying an Empire in the wonderfully recreated Colosseum in Rome.
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^ He senses movement behind him -- spins around, drawing his sword -- too late -- Maximus throws a sword -- it flashes through the air -- and into Assassin #2.
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^ GRACCHUS: Rome rejoices in your return, Caesar.
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.The film's depiction of Commodus's entry into Rome borrows imagery from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will (1934), although Ridley Scott has pointed out that the iconography of Nazi rallies was of course inspired by the Roman Empire.^ There is no doubt that a large portion of the credit must go to the film's Director Ridley Scott and Producer Douglas Wick.
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^ Lucilla steps out from the corner, turns to Commodus, looks into his eyes, and slaps him twice.
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^ EXT. COLOSSEUM - DAY From high above we see Maximus and Lucius riding out of the Colosseum and disappearing into the streets of Rome.
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Gladiator reflects back on the film by duplicating similar events that occurred in Adolf Hitler's procession. .The Nazi film opens with an aerial view of Hitler arriving in a plane, while Scott shows an aerial view of Rome, quickly followed by a shot of the large crowd of people watching Commodus pass them in a procession with his chariot.^ [Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius and Quintus watch from the Emperor's box as Maximus and Tigris are introduced to the crowd.
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^ Proximo watches Maximus very closely for the following: PROXIMO In two days we leave for Rome.
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^ Commodus looks around at the people of Rome, amazed.
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[26] .The first thing to appear in Triumph of the Will is a Nazi eagle, which is alluded to when a statue of an eagle sits atop one of the arches (and then shortly followed by several more decorative eagles throughout the rest of the scene) leading up to the procession of Commodus.^ But while the people follow him, no one would dare stand up to him until you.
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^ Gazing at the statue of his father, Commodus reaches up and touches its face as Marcus enters from behind him .
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.At one point in the Nazi film, a little girl gives flowers to Hitler, while Commodus is met with several girls that all give him bundles of flowers.^ Proximo gives the gladiators a talk of encouragement (after all, they are there to make him money) before they go out for their first fight.
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^ Maximus recognizes the legionary as one of his own men, and gives him a fierce smile.
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^ COMMODUS: They tell me your son [Maximus slowly turns back to him] squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross....
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Soundtracks

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.The Oscar-nominated score was composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, and conducted by Gavin Greenaway.^ For me it was the film's outstanding music score, composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard.
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^ Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard is so perfect.
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^ Hans Zimmer also composes music especially for the African scenes making sure to use African instruments to really generate the desired effect.
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.Lisa Gerrard's vocals are similar to her own work on The Insider score.^ For me it was the film's outstanding music score, composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard.
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[28] .The music for many of the battle scenes has been noted as similar to Gustav Holst's "Mars: The Bringer of War", and in June 2006, the Holst Foundation sued Hans Zimmer for allegedly copying the late Gustav Holst's work.^ Proximo looks at Maximus, notes the many battle scars again.
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^ PROXIMO Good teeth -- Proximo notes the many old battle scars on Maximus' body.
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[29][30] Another close musical resemblance occurs in the scene of Commodus's triumphal entry into Rome, accompanied by music clearly evocative of two sections—the Prelude to Das Rheingold and Siegfried's Funeral March from Götterdämmerung—from Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs. The "German" war chant in the opening scene was borrowed from the 1964 film Zulu, one of Ridley Scott's favorite movies. On February 27, 2001, nearly a year after the first soundtrack's release, Decca produced Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture. Then, on September 5, 2005, Decca produced Gladiator: Special Anniversary Edition, a two-CD pack containing both the above mentioned releases. Some of the music from the film was featured in the NFL playoffs in January 2003 before commercial breaks and before and after half-time.[31] In 2003, Luciano Pavarotti released a recording of himself singing a song from the film and said he regretted turning down an offer to perform on the soundtrack.[32] The Soundtrack is one of the best selling film scores of all time, and also amongst the most popular.

Reception

Gladiator received positive reviews, with 77% of the critics polled by Rotten Tomatoes giving it favorable reviews.[33] At the website Metacritic, which utilizes a normalized rating system, the film earned a favorable rating of 64/100 based on 37 reviews by mainstream critics.[34] .The Battle of Germania was cited by CNN.com as one of their "favorite on-screen battle scenes",[35] while Entertainment Weekly named Maximus as their sixth favorite action hero, because of "Crowe's steely, soulful performance",[36] and named it as their third favorite revenge film.^ Proximo, puzzled at Maximus' actions, stops Hagen as he is about to make the third blow, calling out "That is enough for the moment.
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^ And in the crowd Cicero, Maximus' servant from the Germania battle, sits anxiously, waiting to see Maximus.
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[37] In 2002, a Channel 4 (UK TV) poll named it as the sixth greatest film of all time.[38] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Were you not entertained?"[39]
It was not without its deriders, with Roger Ebert in particular harshly criticizing the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct." He also derided the writing claiming it "employs depression as a substitute for personality, and believes that if characters are bitter and morose enough, we won't notice how dull they are."[40]
The film earned $US34.82 million on its opening weekend at 2,938 U.S. theaters.[41] Within two weeks, the film's box office gross surpassed its $US103,000,000 budget.[1] .The film continued on to become one of the highest earning films of 2000 and made a worldwide box office gross of $US457,640,427, with over $US187 million in American theaters and more than the equivalent of $US269 million non-US markets.^ It is more comfortable than their cell in Morocco, befitting Maximus' new status as one of the "stars."
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^ I know that one grove of your vineyard is worth more to you than all the treasures of Rome.
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^ I know one loving word from your wife is worth more than the accolades of an Empire.
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Epic Impact

The film's mainstream success is responsible for an increased interest in Roman and classical history in the United States. According to The New York Times, this has been dubbed the "Gladiator Effect".
It's called the 'Gladiator' effect by writers and publishers. The snob in us likes to believe that it is always books that spin off movies. .Yet in this case, it's the movies — most recently Gladiator two years ago —; that have created the interest in the ancients.^ The lady Lucilla bought all my gladiators two hours ago!
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And not for more Roman screen colossals, but for writing that is serious or fun or both."[43]
.Sales of the Cicero biography 'Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician and Gregory Hays' translation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations received large spikes in sales after the release of the film.^ MARCUS AURELIUS, the Emperor of Rome, is on a horse.
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^ A large bust of Marcus Aurelius is in one corner.
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^ PROXIMO: A long time ago the emperor Marcus Aurelius presented me with a Rudius - it's just a wooden sword, a symbol of your freedom.
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[43] The film also began a revival of the historical epic genre with films such as Troy, Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven, and 300.[44]

Awards

Gladiator was nominated in 36 individual ceremonies, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes.[45]
The film won five Academy Awards and was nominated for an additional seven, including Best Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director for Ridley Scott. There was controversy[citation needed] over the film's nomination for Best Original Music Score. The award was officially nominated only to Hans Zimmer, and not to Lisa Gerrard due to Academy rules. However, the pair did win the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score as co-composers.
  • BAFTA Awards
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Editing
    • Best Film
    • Best Production Design

Home media release

The film was first released on DVD on November 20, 2000, and has since been released in several different extended and special edition versions. Special features for the Blu-ray Disc and DVDs include deleted scenes, trailers, documentaries, commentaries, storyboards, image galleries, easter eggs, and cast auditions. The film was released on Blu-ray in September 2009, in a 2-disc edition containing both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, as part of Paramount's "Sapphire Series".[46] Initial reviews of the Blu-ray Disc release criticized poor image quality, leading to many calling for it to be remastered, as Sony did with The Fifth Element in 2007.[47]
.The DVD editions that have been released since the original two-disc version, include a film only single-disc edition as well as a three-disc "extended edition" DVD which was released in August 2005. The extended edition DVD features approximately fifteen minutes of additional scenes, most of which appear in the previous release as deleted scenes.^ Two soldiers exchange talk, "Well, it was three of our legions against four thousand of them."
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The original cut, which Scott still calls his director's cut, is also selectable via seamless branching (which is not included on the UK edition). The DVD is also notable for having a new commentary track featuring director Scott and star Crowe. The film spans the first disc, while the second disc contains a comprehensive three-hour documentary into the making of the film by DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, and the third disc contains supplements. Discs one and two of the three-disc extended edition were also repackaged and sold as a two-disc "special edition" in the EU in 2005.

Follow-up

In June 2001, Douglas Wick said a Gladiator prequel was in development.[48] The following year, Wick, Walter Parkes, David Franzoni, and John Logan switched direction to a sequel set fifteen years later;[49] the Praetorian Guards rule Rome and an older Lucius is trying to learn who his real father was. However, Russell Crowe was interested in resurrecting Maximus, and further researched Roman beliefs about the afterlife to accomplish this.[50] Ridley Scott expressed interest, although he admitted the project would have to be retitled as it had little to do with gladiators.[51] An easter egg contained on disc 2 of the extended edition / special edition DVD releases includes a discussion of possible scenarios for a follow-up. .This includes a suggestion by Walter F. Parkes that, in order to enable Russell Crowe to return to play Maximus, who dies at the end of the original movie, a sequel could involve a "multi-generational drama about Maximus and the Aureleans and this chapter of Rome", similar in concept to The Godfather Part II.^ And Maximus takes control, we see the General of the Felix Regiment gloriously alive again as he barks out orders and leads his gladiators in battle.
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^ Another barbarian sees Maximus and charges, but only to be stopped in midswing by the WOLF OF ROME , who leaps at him, biting his hand and fending him off of Maximus.
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^ MAXIMUS We who are about to die salute you.
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.In 2006, Scott stated he and Crowe approached Nick Cave to rewrite the film, but they had conflicted with DreamWorks's idea of a Lucius spin-off, who Scott revealed would turn out to be Maximus' son with Lucilla.^ They also call out "Maximus" .
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^ Lucilla and her maid are seen peering out from their tent to where Commodus and Maximus talk.
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^ [Maximus sits as Lucilla turns to an adjacent room as she calls out,] Senator Gracchus.
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He noted this tale of corruption in Rome was too complex, whereas Gladiator worked due to its simple drive.[52] .In 2009, details of Cave's ultimately rejected script surfaced via the internet, suggesting that Maximus would be reincarnated by the Roman gods and returned to Rome to defend Christians against persecution; he would then be transported to other important periods in history, including World War 2, finally playing a role in the modern-day Pentagon.^ Returning to the Colosseum today after five years in retirement, Caesar, is pleased to bring you the only undefeated champion in Roman history, the legendary...Tigris of Gaul!
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Further reading

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
American Beauty
Academy Award for Best Picture
2000
Succeeded by
A Beautiful Mind
Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture, Drama
2000
BAFTA Award for Best Film
2000
Succeeded by
The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

I will win the crowd. I will give them something they have never seen before.
.Gladiator is a 2000 film about a Roman general who became a slave and then rose to challenge an emperor.^ The general who became a slave.
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^ The slave who became a gladiator.
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^ This film is as much a geographical journey as a spiritual one for the central character of the story, Roman General Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.
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Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson.
What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity. taglines

Contents

Maximus

  • Fratres! .Three weeks from now I will be harvesting my crops.^ MAXIMUS: Fratres..., three weeks from now I will be harvesting my crops, imagine where you will be and it will be so.
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    Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line. .Stay with me. If you find yourself alone, riding in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled; for you are in Elysium, and you're already dead!^ Do you find it hard to do your duty?
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    ^ If you find yourself alone riding in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium and you're already dead!!!.
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    ^ One kind word, one full hug while you pressed me to your chest and held me tight, would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years....
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    .[The soldiers laugh] Brothers, what we do in life, echoes in eternity.
  • My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius.^ MAXIMUS: My name is gladiator.
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    ^ Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.
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    ^ MAXIMUS: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius.
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    Commander of the Armies of the North. General of the Felix Legions. .Loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.^ MARCUS AURELIUS, the Emperor of Rome, is on a horse.
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    Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife – and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Proximo

  • I am Proximo! .I will be closer to you in these next few days, which will be the last days of your miserable lives, than that bitch of a mother who first brought you screaming into this world!^ I shall be closer to you for the next few days, which will be the last of your miserable lives, than that bitch of a mother that brought you screaming into this world.
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    ^ Beware of this Gaius, he'll pour a honeyed potion in your ear and you'll wake up one day and all you'll say is "Republic, Republic, Republic..."
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    ^ I know that one grove of your vineyard is worth more to you than all the treasures of Rome.
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    .I did not pay good money for your company, I paid it so I could profit from your deaths!^ I did not pay good money for you for your company, I paid it so that I could profit from your death and as your mother was there at your beginning, so I shall be there at your end.
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    ^ Did your friend smile at his own death?
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    .And just as your mother was there at your beginning, so I shall be there at your end.^ I did not pay good money for you for your company, I paid it so that I could profit from your death and as your mother was there at your beginning, so I shall be there at your end.
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    ^ I shall be closer to you for the next few days, which will be the last of your miserable lives, than that bitch of a mother that brought you screaming into this world.
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    .And when you die – and die you shall – your transition will be to the sound of … [claps his hands] Gladiators, I salute you.
  • Some of you are thinking you won't fight.^ PROXIMO: "Some of you are thinking you won't fight, some that you can't fight.
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    ^ And when you die, and die you shall, your transition shall be to the sound of [he claps his hands in applause] ...Gladiators, I salute you.
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    ^ MAXIMUS: You won your freedom?
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    Others, that you can't fight. .They all say that until they're out there.^ They all say that until they are out there.
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    ^ Proximo gives the gladiators a talk of encouragement (after all, they are there to make him money) before they go out for their first fight.
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    ^ QUINTUS: Soldier, I ordered you to move those catapults forward, they're out of range.
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    .[Picks up a sword] Thrust this into another man's chest, and the crowd will applaud and love you for it.^ Thrust this into another man's flesh" demonstrating with a sword "and they will applaud and love you for that.
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    ^ Then the opponent thrusts his sword into the frightened slave, who falls down dead.
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    ^ The next fighter is Juba who picks up the wooden sword given to them for their testing and fiercely fights back as Hagen tests him.
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    .In time, you may even begin to love them for that.^ You...you may begin to love them for that."
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    .Ultimately, we're all dead men.^ "Ultimately, we're all dead men, sadly we cannot choose how, BUT we can decide how we meet that end in order that we are remembered as men.
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    Sadly, we cannot choose how, but … we can decide how we meet that end in order that we are remembered … as men.

Juba

.
  • You have a great name.^ JUBA : You have a great name.
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    He must kill your name before he kills you.

Gracchus

.
  • I think he [Commodus] knows what Rome is.^ GRACCHUS: I think he knows what Rome is.
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    ^ You know if I didn't have my duty to Rome I think I should be an artist.
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    Rome is the mob. .Conjure magic for them, and they'll be distracted.^ He will conjure magic for them and they will be distracted.
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    .Take away their freedom, and still they'll roar.^ And still they will roar.
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    ^ He will take away their freedom, and still they will roar.
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    ^ We stay with Maximus as he cuts through the four Celts like a scythe through wheat and then we dramatically pull up and away -- Taking in the roaring arena and the hero.
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    .The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate.^ The beating heart of Rome isn't the marble of the Senate.
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    ^ The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it is the sand of the Colosseum.
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    It's the sand of the Colosseum. .He'll bring them death … and they will love him for it.
  • [To Falco] I don't pretend to be a man of the people, senator.^ And they love him for it.
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    ^ And they will love him for it.
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    ^ Currently two Senators, FALCO and GAIUS, are bowing before him.
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    But I do try to be a man for the people.

Dialogue

Commodus: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. .That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel.^ But I have other virtues, Father -- ambition, that can be a virtue when it drives us to excel; resourcefulness; courage, perhaps not on the battlefield but there are many forms of courage; devotion, to my family, to you.
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Resourcefulness. Courage. .Perhaps not on the battlefield, but … there are many forms of courage.^ But I have other virtues, Father -- ambition, that can be a virtue when it drives us to excel; resourcefulness; courage, perhaps not on the battlefield but there are many forms of courage; devotion, to my family, to you.
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.Devotion, to my family and to you.^ Promise me that you will look after my family.
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^ But I have other virtues, Father -- ambition, that can be a virtue when it drives us to excel; resourcefulness; courage, perhaps not on the battlefield but there are many forms of courage; devotion, to my family, to you.
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.But none of my virtues were on your list.^ But none of my virtues were on your list.
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.Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son.^ LUCILLA Will you swear it on the memory of your son?
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^ MAXIMUS Caesar, you do me honor -- but your son has pride of place for succession.
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.Marcus Aurelius: Oh, Commodus.^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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^ MARCUS: [Surprised at Commodus' reaction, Marcus sits] : Oh, Commodus, you go too far.
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.You go too far.^ Swear that you will go far away and never return.
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.Commodus: I search the faces of the gods … for ways to please you, to make you proud.^ COMMODUS (quietly) I search the faces of the Gods for ways to please you...
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^ COMMODUS And as a righteous God, I shall ever protect you.
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.One kind word, one full hug … where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight … would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years.^ One kind word -- one full hug where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight -- would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years...
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^ Beware of this Gaius, he'll pour a honeyed potion in your ear and you'll wake up one day and all you'll say is "Republic, Republic, Republic..."
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^ And I will let my gladiators do anything you like!
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.What is it in me that you hate so much?^ What is it in me you hate so much?
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.Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus.^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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.Commodus: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, father.^ COMMODUS All I want is to be a good father to my people.
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^ All I ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, Father.
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^ All I have ever wanted was to live up to you.
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.Marcus Aurelius: [gets down on his knees] Commodus, your faults as a son is my failure as a father.^ MARCUS My son is not a moral man.
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^ MARCUS: Commodus, [holding his fingers to his lips, "shhhhh" ; he kneels in front of his son] your faults as a son, is my failure as a father.
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^ Inside, Commodus and Lucilla, as they make their way to their father, Marcus Aurelius .
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Come.
[They hug]
Commodus: Father. .I would have butchered the whole world … if you would only love me!^ I would butcher the whole world -- if you would only love me...
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^ COMMODUS: Father, I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me!!!
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[Commodus presses Marcus against his breast and asphyxiates him]

.Gracchus: But the Senate is the people, sire.^ GRACCHUS: The Senate is the people, Sire, chosen from the people, to speak for the people.
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^ GAIUS Senator Gracchus is hale, sire.
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^ COMMODUS I doubt many of the people eat so well as you do, Senator Gracchus...
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.Chosen from among the people, to speak for the people.^ GRACCHUS: The Senate is the people, Sire, chosen from the people, to speak for the people.
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.Commodus: I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you do, Gracchus.^ COMMODUS I doubt many of the people eat so well as you do, Senator Gracchus...
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^ COMMODUS: I doubt if many people eat so well as you do, Gracchus, or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius.
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^ COMMODUS I doubt many of the people have such splendid armor, Captain Marcellus.
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.Or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius.^ Or such fine mistresses, Senator Gaius.
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^ COMMODUS: I doubt if many people eat so well as you do, Gracchus, or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius.
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.I think I understand my own people.^ I think I understand my own people.
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.Gracchus: Then perhaps Caesar will be so good as to teach us … out of his own, extensive experience.^ GRACCHUS: Perhaps Caesar would be so kind as to teach us, out of his own extensive experience.
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[The Senate laughs]
.Commodus: I call it love.^ COMMODUS: I call it love.
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.I am their father, the people are my children.^ The people are my children and I their father.
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^ I shall be a good father to my children.
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^ COMMODUS All I want is to be a good father to my people.
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I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly –
.Gracchus: Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, sire?^ I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly -- GRACCHUS Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, sire?
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^ GRACCHUS [as he interrupts] : Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, Sire?
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Commodus: No. .But if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you shall.^ But if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you shall.
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Maximus: You ask me what I want. .I, too, want to stand before the Emperor as you did.^ I, too, want to stand in front of the Emperor, as you did.
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^ JUBA : Did you ever see anything like that before?
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^ LUCILLA: What did my father want with you?
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Proximo: Then listen to me. Learn from me. .I wasn't the best because I killed quickly.^ I wasn't the best because I killed quickly.
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.I was the best because the crowd loved me.^ I was the best because the crowd loved me.
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.Win the crowd, and you will win your freedom.^ It seems you have won your freedom .
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^ Win the crowd and you win your freedom.
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^ MAXIMUS: You won your freedom?
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.Maximus: I will win the crowd.^ MAXIMUS: I will win the crowd.
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^ PROXIMO [He walks towards the gladiators, looking at Maximus ] : Win the crowd.
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.I will give them something they have never seen before.^ I will give them something they have never seen before.
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^ Proximo gives the gladiators a talk of encouragement (after all, they are there to make him money) before they go out for their first fight.
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^ Never in the long, long history of the Colosseum have they ever seen such a thing.
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.Juba: It's somewhere out there.^ JUBA : It is somewhere out there, my country, my home.
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My country. My home. .My wife is preparing food.^ My wife is preparing food.
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.My daughers carry water from the river.^ My daughters carry water from the river.
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Will I ever see them again? I think not.
.Maximus: Do you believe you'll see them again when you die?^ You see that map, Maximus?
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^ MAXIMUS: Do you believe you will see them again when you die?
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^ MAXIMUS If you miss the spot there'll be blood everywhere.
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Juba: I think so. But then, I will die soon. .They will not die for many years.^ They will not die for many years.
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I'll have to wait.
.Maximus: But you would … wait?^ MAXIMUS: Would you, Quintus?
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^ MAXIMUS: You would fight me?
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^ HAGEN : We will wait here for you, Maximus.
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Juba: Of course.
.Maximus: You see, my wife and my son are already waiting for me.^ MAXIMUS: My son was innocent.
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^ MAXIMUS: You see , my wife and my son are already waiting for me.
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^ MAXIMUS: My son is also nearly 8.
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.Juba: You'll meet them again.^ JUBA : You will meet them again.
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^ Juba) You throw in this one and we'll make it 7,000 sesterces for the whole lot.
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The soft voice of a Numidian slave (later to be known as Juba ), is heard, "You will meet them again, but not yet."
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

But not yet. Not yet.
[They shake hands]
Maximus: Not yet. … Not yet.

.Juba: Can they hear you?^ JUBA : Can they hear you?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look, look, look -- I have two lions and a panther -- hear how they roar for you!
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Juba carefully places his poultice over the wound -- Maximus hisses in pain -- Juba massages the poultice into the wound gently as: JUBA If you die in the wagons they feed you to the lions...
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Maximus: Who?
Juba: Your family, in the afterlife.
.Maximus: Oh yes.^ MAXIMUS: Oh, yes.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

Juba: What do you say to them?
.Maximus: To my son, I tell him I will see him again soon.^ MAXIMUS: My son was innocent.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: To my boy, I tell him I will see him again soon, and to keep his heels down when he's riding his horse.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS My son was innocent.
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

To keep his heels down while riding his horse. .To my wife – that is not your business.^ [Maximus continues with a smile as he grasps the figurines tighter,] To my wife...that is not your business.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

[They laugh]

.Commodus: The general who became a slave.^ The general who became a slave.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The slave who became a gladiator.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ COMMODUS SLAVE! WHO ARE YOU? Maximus keeps walking, his fists clenched now.
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! .But now, the people want to know how the story ends.^ Now the people want to know how the story ends.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When a man sees his end he wants to know that there has been some purpose to his life.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "When a man sees his end he wants to know that there has been some purpose to his life.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.Only a famous death will do.^ Only a famous death will do.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?^ MAXIMUS I have more power as a slave in the arena than I could ever have as a free man.
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ COMMODUS But who can be more merciful than the Emperor of Rome?
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Maximus: You would fight me?^ MAXIMUS: You would fight me?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: Would you, Quintus?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: How soon do you think they could be ready to fight?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

Commodus: Why not? .Do you think I am afraid?^ Do you think I am afraid?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: I think you have been afraid all your life.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.Maximus: I think you've been afraid all your life.^ MAXIMUS: You won your freedom?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: As you wept for your father?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS: I think you have a talent for survival.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.Commodus: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear?^ COMMODUS: Unlike Maximus the invincible, who knows no fear?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Commodus strikes back but is no match for Maximus.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Commodus displays a hint of a false smile as though to prevent the crowd from truly knowing the hate he feels for Maximus and to guard himself from the knowledge of his failure.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.Maximus: I knew a man who once said, "Death smiles at us all.^ All that man can do is smile back.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAXIMUS You said something to me once.
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ LUCILLA : : I knew a man once.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

All a man can do is smile back."
Commodus: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?
.Maximus: You must know.^ MAXIMUS: You must know.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MARCUS: [Tenderly holding Maximus' head with both hands] : Maximus, that is why it must be you.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Assassin #3 stands over him as: MAXIMUS One good stroke -- you do know where, don't you?
  • Gladiator Script at IMSDb. 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

He was your father.
.Commodus: You loved my father, I know.^ COMMODUS: You loved my father, I know.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ LUCILLA: No, because my father loved you ...
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will you serve my brother as you have served my father?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn't it?^ That makes us brothers, doesn't it?
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

.[stabs Maximus in the side] Smile for me now, brother!^ Smile for me now, brother!
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [Commodus embraces Maximus and with one cowardly, fierce thrust with his dagger that has been hidden in his sleeve, stabs Maximus in the left side and then kisses him on the neck.
  • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

Taglines

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  • What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity.
  • A Hero Will Rise.
  • The Gladiator Who Defied An Empire.
  • The general who became a slave.^ The general who became a slave.
    • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The gladiator who defied an emperor.
    • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The slave who became a gladiator.
    • Gladiator - English 18 September 2009 6:36 UTC www.krescendo.com [Source type: Original source]

    The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor.
  • Strength and Honor.

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