Gladiator

23/10/2000
  |  Book Tickets: 21/11/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 20/09/2010
  |  Watch Now: 27/01/2009
  |  148 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Drawing its inspiration from Anthony Mann's 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (1964) and Stanley Kubrick's 'Spartacus' (1960), Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning take on the Roman epic lavishes the genre with the very latest in computer-generated effects technology. After the death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris), Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) betrays the Emperor's beloved General Maximus (Russell Crowe) and takes the throne for himself. Maximus is sold as a slave and then trained as a gladiator, keeping himself strong with thoughts of revenge. Eventually he is taken to the Colosseum, where he prepares to fight in a contest presided over by the corrupt Commodus. Will he suffer the ultimate humiliation and die for the entertainment of his enemy or will he survive the rigors of the arena and find a way of exacting his revenge?

Cast

Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie NielsenDerek JacobiDjimon HounsouRichard HarrisOliver ReedDavid SchofieldDavid HemmingsTomas AranaTommy FlanaganJohn ShrapnelMickey RourkeHenry CavillLuke EvansJohn HurtChanning TatumMark StrongJamie BellDonald SutherlandFreida PintoKellan LutzStephen DorffJoseph MorganIsabel LucasStephen McHattieMark MargolisCorey SevierKeanu ReevesRinko KikuchiRick GenestTadanobu AsanoTom CruiseMorgan FreemanZoe BellOlga KurylenkoNikolaj Coster-WaldauAndrea RiseboroughMelissa LeoCatherine Kim PoonJames RawlingsJaylen MooreLiam NeesonAlexander SkarsgardTaylor KitschRihannaPeter MacNicolJesse PlemonsStephen BishopHiroyuki SanadaCate BlanchettDanny HustonMax von SydowMatthew MacFadyenKevin DurandWilliam HurtMark AddyScott GrimesOscar IsaacEileen AtkinsDenzel WashingtonChiwetel EjioforJosh BrolinLymari NadalTed LevineRoger Guenveur SmithJohn HawkesRZAYul VazquezBen AffleckRachel McAdamsRobin Wright PennJason BatemanViola DavisKaty MixonHarry LennixJeff DanielsHelen MirrenMaria ThayerVin DieselJames McAvoyAngelina JolieTerence StampThomas KretschmannCommonKristen HagarMarc WarrenDavid O'HaraPaul WalkerMichelle RodriguezJordana BrewsterLaz AlonsoGal GadotJohn OrtizSung KangKofi NateiWilmer CalderonRon YuanJohn MathiesonSlawomir IdziakTom BerengerMimi RogersLorraine BraccoJerry OrbachJohn RubinsteinAndreas KatsulasTony di BenedettoJames MoriartyMark MosesDaniel Hugh KellyAnthony HopkinsJulianne MooreRay LiottaGary OldmanFrankie R. FalsonGiancarlo GianniniFrancesca NeriZeljko IvanekJosh HartnettEwan McGregorTom SizemoreEric BanaWilliam FichtnerEwen BremnerSam ShepardGabriel CasseusKim CoatesIoan GruffuddHazelle GoodmanJames OpherFrancis GuinanRussell MettyKirk DouglasLaurence OlivierJean SimmonsCharles LaughtonTony Curtis