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Spartacus
(1960)
More titanic than any story ever told!
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Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast.
Language: English
Studio: Bryna Productions
Duration: 3
Rated: PG-13
DVD Release: December 1998

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 will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.


Kirk DouglasSpartacus
Laurence OlivierMarcus Licinius Crassus
Jean SimmonsVarinia
Charles LaughtonSempronius Gracchus
Peter UstinovLentulus Batiatus
John GavinJulius Caesar
Robert LawrenceEditor
Nina FochHelena Glabrus
John IrelandCrixus
Herbert LomTigranes Levantus
John DallMarcus Publius Glabrus
Charles McGrawMarcellus
Joanna BarnesClaudia Marius
Harold StoneDavid (as Harold J. Stone)
Harold J. StoneDavid
Woody StrodeDraba
Peter BroccoRamon
Paul LambertGannicus
Robert J. WilkeGuard captain
Irving LernerEditor
Nick DennisDionysius (as Nicholas Dennis)
John HoytCaius
Frederick WorlockLaelius (as Frederic Worlock)
Tony CurtisAntoninus
Alex NorthComposer
Russell MettyCinematographer
Alexander GolitzenProduction Designer
Eric OrbomArt Director
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Media: Blu-ray
Sound: DTS-HD MA 5.1
IMDb: 241