Gladiator (2000) (R) Release Date: May 5th, 2000
Runtime: 2 hr. 45 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Genres: Action/Adventure
Starring: Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed
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.