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Gladiator

Rating:R (for intense graphic combat)
Genre:Action/Adventure
Release Date:May 5, 2000
Running time:165 minutes
Cast:Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou
Director:Ridley Scott
Producer:David H. Franzoni, Douglas Wick, Steven Spielberg
Writer:David H. Franzoni, John Logan (I), William Nicholson (I)
Distributor:Dreamworks Distribution LLC

Description: In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his archrival.

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