Published on Nov 25, 2012
A movie clip from the Gladiator -the end.With his dying words, Maximus carries out Marcus Aurelius’ wishes, calling for Gracchus to be reinstated, the slaves to be freed, and power to be restored to the Senate. Maximus dies in Lucilla’s arms and reunites with his family in the afterlife. Lucilla then reiterates his wishes and honors his memory. Maximus’ body is carried out from the arena by the young Lucius, the slaves, Gracchus, Quintus and his soldiers, and all the crowd in the Colosseum stands up as his body is carried away, as a sign of respect. Some time later, Juba buries Maximus’ two small figurines of his wife and son in the ground where his friend Maximus died, promising to see him in the afterlife, “but not yet”.
Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the loyal Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Emperor’s ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.