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I think I understand my own people

Commodus:
I think I understand my own people.
Gracchus:
Then perhaps Caesar will be so good as to teach us, out of his own extensive experience?
Commodus:
I call it love, Gracchus. The people are my children, I am their father. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly...
Gracchus:
Have you ever embraced someone dying of plague, sire?
Commodus:
No, but if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you will.

Transcript:
Or have such splendid
mistresses, Gaius.
I think I understand
my own people.
Then perhaps Caesar will
be so good as to teach us,
out of his own
extensive experience.
(ALL CHUCKLING)
I call it love.
I am their father. The
people are my children.
And I shall hold them to my
bosom and embrace them tightly.
Have you ever embraced someone
dying of plague, sire?
No, but if you
interrupt me again,
I assure you that you shall.
Senator, my brother
is very tired.
Leave your list with me. Caesar
shall do all that Rome requires.
My lady, as always, your lightest
touch commands obedience.
Who are they to lecture me?
Commodus, the Senate
has its uses.
What uses? All they do is talk.
It should be just you
and me and Rome.
Don't even think it. There's
always been a Senate.

Clip duration: 75 seconds
Views: 22
Movie: Gladiator
Year: 2000
Genres: action, adventure, drama
Summary: A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.


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Actors

Commodus - Joaquin Phoenix
Gracchus - Derek Jacobi