In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
Tagline:A Hero Will Rise.
Cast:Adam Levy, Al Hunter Ashton, Allan Corduner, Alun Raglan, Billy Dowd, Brian Smyj, Chick Allen, Connie Nielsen, David Bailie, David Hemmings, David Nicholls, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Giannina Facio, Gilly Gilchrist, Giorgio Cantarini, João Costa Menezes, Joaquin Phoenix, John Quinn, John Shrapnel, Malcolm Ellul, Mark Lewis, Michael Mellinger, Mike Mitchell, Nicholas McGaughey, Norman Campbell Rees, Oliver Reed, Omid Djalili, Ralf Moeller, Ray Mangion, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Said Amel, Spencer Treat Clark, Steve Saunders, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Tomas Arana, Tommy Flanagan, Tony Curran