Release Date: May 5th, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000
R|2 hr 34 min
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
Director: Ridley Scott
Production Co: Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dreamworks Pictures
Distributors: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG