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Movie Title: Gladiator
Year Produced: 2000
Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

Cast Of Characters:

Russell Crowe ....Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix ….Commodus
Connie Nielsen ….Lucille
Oliver Reed ....Proximo
Richard Harris .... Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi .... Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou .... Juba
David Schofield .... Falco
John Shrapnel ….Gaius
Tomas Arana .... Quintus
Alf Moeller .... Hagen
Spencer Treat Clark .... Lucius
David Hemmings …. Cassius
Tommy Flanagan .... Cicero
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... Tigris

Plot: Maximus (Russell Crowe) is a general in the roman army loved by Marcus Aurelius, the emperor. Marcus wants Maximus to become emperor after he dies, as he thinks that his son Commodus is unfit to rule. When he tells Commodus this, Commodus murders him. When Maximus refuses to believe that Marcus died of natural causes, Commodus orders that Maximus and his family should be executed. However, Maximus escapes and returns home. Too late to save his family, and paralyzed with anguish. He collapses and is sold as a slave where his prowess as a gladiator gets noticed and eventually he fights his way through Africa to Rome, where he meets the emperor face to face. The emperor spares his life, and then challenges Maximus to a fight in the arena. Maximus accepts and the two engage in a bloody battle. Maximus kills the emperor, reinstates the Senate as the governors of Rome and dies to be with his family in the afterlife.

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In this scene, Maximus is being held for trying to escape. This scene is one of the most critical scenes in this movie. The hatred displayed by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is why this scene is so amazing. His distaste for Maximus is so evident, but at the same time he honestly cares for him. Commodus, in his fit of rage actually challenges Maximus to a dual. All the…...

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