Director: Ridley Scott | Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Released: 2000 | Runtime: 155 min
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Stars of this Movie
Cassius : On this day, we reach back to hallowed antiquity, to bring you a recreation of the second fall of the mighty Carthage!... On the barren plain of Zama, there stood the invincible armies of the barbarian Hannibal. Ferocious mercenaires and warriors from all brute nations, bent on merciless destruction, conquest. Your emperor is pleased to give you the barbarian horde! [ Crowd cheers ]
Maximus : [ while Cassius continues his introduction ] Anyone here been in the army? [ an unknown gladiator responds yes and tells Maximus he served under his command at Vindobona ]
Maximus : You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.
Cassius : I'm pleased to bring to you the Legionnaires of Scipio Africanus!
Gracchus : The Senate is the people, sire. Chosen from among the people, to speak for the people.
Maximus : You don't find it hard to do your duty?
Cicero : Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.
Commodus : Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.
Caligula: [hallucinating] Do you see her Claudius ? The Goddess Diana. Every night she comes to me. My arms. There there she goes. Now do you see her ?
Claudius: No, sire.
Caligula: [angrily] Why not ?
Claudius: Only you gods are privileged to see each other.
Joe Barker: There's order to the chaos of the universe - as above, so below. I mean, even here, there's a natural order posed by me, because here: I am God.
Spits: I got a pseudonym too. Spits.
Miss Higgins: That's a nickname. It has a meaning Leroy. And I hesitate to think how you got it.
[ Maximus looks at images of his wife and son ]
Juba : Can they hear you?
Maximus : Who?
Juba : Your family. In the afterlife.
Maximus : Oh yes.
Juba : What do you say to them?
Maximus : To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business.
Gracchus : I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.