It’s 73 B.C. and Spartacus, a slave of the Romans is sold to a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus. In the school Spartacus and other slaves are taught to fight to death as they will be sold eventually to do battle, Spartacus also takes an interest in slave girl Varinia. Soon Spartacus starts a revolt and the school is overthrown, along with the other slaves they take horses and weapons and prepare to escape to freedom. Freeing slaves along the way and building their army, the plan is to cross the southern seas with Silesian pirates. Though Rome has other plans, Roman Senator and General Crassus leads an army against the slaves in order to intercept them before they break free. Though crushing the legacy of Spartacus will prove much more difficult than killing the man.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Actors: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charlies Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, John Gavin

Year: 1960

Length: 197 Minutes

Classification: PG13+ Medium level violence


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