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Release Date: May 5th, 2000

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

R|2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, David Schofield

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Adventure, Historical drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dreamworks Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

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