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Gladiator

Forced into slavery by the corrupt, incestuous heir to the throne, Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena will eventually lead him to Rome, the Colosseum and a vengeful showdown with the new emperor (Joaquin Phoenix). Epic storytelling from director Ridley Scott that won both the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Picture. Co-starring Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou and Richard Harris.

Year: 2000
Genre: Drama, BAFTA - Best Film, Academy Award - Best Picture, Best of Post 2000, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Golden Globe - Drama, Action
Country: UK, USA
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris
Duration: 148 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
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Location in store: Drama

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