Gladiator

Gladiator (2000)

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Once a great Roman General, Maximus (Russell Crowe) has been forced into exile and slavery by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) the jealous heir to the Emperor's throne. During his captivity, Maximus trains as a gladiator and returns to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his family by killing Commodus, now Emperor.

Synopsis

Once a great Roman General, Maximus (Russell Crowe) has been forced into exile and slavery by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) the jealous heir to the Emperor's throne. During his captivity, Maximus trains as a gladiator and returns to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his family by killing Commodus, now Emperor.