Maximus: Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe that they fought and

Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud....

Gladiator 2000
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Maximus:
Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe that they fought and died for nothing.
Marcus Aurelius:
And what would you believe?
Maximus:
They fought for you and for Rome.
Marcus Aurelius:
And what is Rome, Maximus?
Maximus:
I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light.
Marcus Aurelius:
Yet you have never been there. You have not seen what it has become. I am dying, Maximus. When a man sees his end... he wants to know there was some purpose to his life. How will the world speak my name in years to come? Will I be known as the philosopher? The warrior? The tyrant...? Or will I be the emperor who gave Rome back her true self? There was once a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish... it was so fragile. And I fear that it will not survive the winter.

Transcript:
talk.
5,000 of my men are out there
in the freezing mud.
3,000 of them are bloodied and cleaved.
2,000 will never leave this place.
I will not believe that they fought
and died for nothing.
And what would you believe?
They fought for you and for Rome.
And what is Rome, Maximus?
I've seen much of the rest of the world.
It is brutal and cruel and dark.
Rome is the light.
Yet you have never been there.
You have not seen what it has become.
I am dying, Maximus.
When a man sees his end...
he wants to know there was some purpose
to his life.
How will the world speak my name
in years to come?
Will I be known as the philosopher?
The warrior?
The tyrant?
Or will I be the Emperor
who gave Rome back her true self?
There was once a dream
that was Rome.
You could only whisper it.
Anything more than a whisper
and it would vanish...
it was so fragile.
And I fear that it will not survive the winter.
Maximus...
let us whisper now...
together, you and I.
You have a son.
Tell me about your home.
My house is in the hills above Trujillo.
A very simple place.
Pink stones that warm in the sun.
A kitchen garden
that smells of herbs in the day...
jasmine in the evening.
Through the gate is a giant poplar.
Figs, apples, pears.
The soil, Marcus, black.
Black like my wife's hair.
Grapes on the south slopes,
olives on the north.
Wild ponies play near my house.
They tease my son.
He wants to be one of them.
When was the last time you were home?
Two years, 264 days and this morning.
I envy you, Maximus. It's a good home.
Worth fighting for.
There is one more duty...
that I ask of you before you go home.
What would you have me do, Caesar?
I want you to become
the protector of Rome after I die.
I will empower you to one end alone...
to give power back to the people of Rome...
and end the corruption that has crippled it.

Clip duration: 172 seconds
Views: 35
Timestamp in movie: 00:25:08
Uploaded: 05 September, 2021
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.


Actors

Maximus - Russell Crowe
Marcus Aurelius - Richard Harris