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Spartacus

Year:
Duration:
174 min
Genres:
Action | Drama | History
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Robert Dornhelm
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2004-04-18
Filming Locations: Sofia, Bulgaria
Cast
Actor
Character
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
Spartacus
Goran Visnjic
Spartacus
Alan Bates
Antonius Agrippa
Angus Macfadyen
Marcus Crassus
Ian McNeice
Lentulus Batiatus
James Frain
David
Henry Simmons
Draba
Ross Kemp
Cinna
Ben Cross
Titus Glabrus
Paul Kynman
Crixus
Paul Telfer
Gannicus
Chris Jarman
Nordo
Georgina Rylance
Helena
Stuart Bunce
Cornelius Lucius
Hristo Shopov
Maecenus
Jack Huston
Flavius
Matthew Thrift
Caius
Simon Paisley Day
Orsino
George Calil
Pompey
Richard Dillane
Julius Caesar
Niall Refoy
Publius Maximus
Valentin Ganev
Marcus Servius
Jane Thorne
Demeter
Jalaal Hartley
Soldier at Senate
Assen Blatechki
Polymus
Krasimir Kutzoparov
Centurion #4 (as Krassimir Kotzuparov)
Kiril Efremov
Commodus
Panayot Tzanev
Centurion #2
Dobrin Dosev
Mummius (as Dobrin Dossev)
Stefan Shterev
Head Overseer
George Zlatarev
Jason (as Georgy Zlatarev)
Maxim Gentchev
Trainer (as Maxim Genchev)
Alexander Preslavski
Caiaphus
Evgeniy Kuznetsov
Another Gaul (as Evgenii Kuznetsov)
Vladimir Kolev
Centurion #1
Petar Hristov
Roman Soldier #1
Lyubomir Neikov
Cook
Grozdan Daskalov
Field Slave #1
Evgeniya Radilova
Lucia
Dimiter Martinov
Messenger #4 (as Dimitar Martinov)
Hristo Mitzkov
Scout #1
Iliya Raev
Senator #1 (as Ilia Raev)
Sava Georgiev
Senator #2
Nikolay Borisov
Quintis (as Nickolay Borissov)
Dimitrina Zhivkova
Female Slave
Valentin Tanev
Wine Vendor
Nickolay Russev
Spartacus's Father
Tzvetan Philipov
Teenage Spartacus
Nikolai Urumov
Slave Auctioneer (as Nickolay Urumov)
Plamen Manassiev
Messenger #3 (as Plamen Manasiev)
Ilka Zafirova
Old Woman
Julian Vergov
Scout #2
Cvetomir Ivanov
Roman Soldier
Petar Kirilov
Gladiator
Atanas Srebrev
Centurion #3
Raicho Vasilev
Gladiator (uncredited)
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Trivia
Based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast.
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The plot, setting and costumes are nearly identical to those of the Stanley Kubrick 1960 version; however, this adaptation follows Howard Fast's novel more closely than does Kubrick's film. (Two of the more noticeable omissions of the new adaptation are the "I am Spartacus!" scene and Spartacus and his wife's reunion after battle.) The miniseries is shown as a story as a woman narrates to her son, who are later revealed to be Spartacus's wife and son.
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A noticeable piece of dramatic license has Spartacus's son born exactly at the moment Spartacus dies in battle. As Marcus Crassus and Pompey Magnus are proclaimed co-consuls, the announcer calls Rome an Empire, when it was still an Republic at the time.
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Goofs
When Spartacus is about to cut Crixus's throat, the fillings in Crixus's mouth are visible.
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In the final battle, the Roman army is shown marching downhill. The grass ahead of them is already trampled from previous takes.
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When Spartacus is fighting in the arena with sword and shield he has his sword in his right hand and shield in his left, except in one brief shot where the film was obviously reversed.
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Quotes
David: I will be back...
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Crixus: Fighting Romans is like fighting a grist mill. The stone keeps on turning. No matter how many times you attack it, in the end it grinds you down to dust.
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Spartacus: Live Draba - that is what life is for.
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Photos from cast
Rhona Mitra