About

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they...

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Dalton Trumbo (Screenplay)
Peter Ustinov (Screenplay)
Howard Fast (Novel)
Calder Willingham (Scenario Writer)

Runtime

197 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They trained him to kill for their pleasure ... but they trained him a little too well

Cast

Keywords

torture slavery slave ancient rome insurgence gladiator roman empire ancient world julius caesar gladiator fight escaped slave

Photos

Lists

#683 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#81 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#77 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Alexander Golitzen Russell A. Gausman

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Color Bill Thomas

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color Russell Metty