GladiatorUnknown - 2000
Aged Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius plans to name his loyal and brave General Maximus as his successor in order to restore the power of the Roman Senate. However, his power-hungry, jealous son Commodus learns of the plan, and plots to remove Maximus in order to secure his claim to the throne. Maximus escapes execution, but is sold into slavery and is forced to become a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus and his fellow gladiators are sent to Rome to perform for the new emperor, Commodus. Through his bravery he wins over the masses and reveals his true identity, much to the chagrin of new emperor. Can Maximus use his newfound popularity to avenge Marcus Aurelius' death, or will Commodus be able to keep the throne?.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Dreamworks LLC : Universal Studios, 2000
Characteristics: sd., col. 155 min
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