Spartacus 1960

Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Laurence Olivier highlight an all-star cast in this Academy Award-winning epic about a gladiator whose love for a beautiful slave inspires him to lead a violent rebellion against the decadent Roman Empire.
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This presentation of the powerful film classic features an additional five minutes of footage cut from the film's original release, plus the original overture and extended soundtrack. Director Stanley Kubrick tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), the bold gladiator slave and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height. The inspirational tru account of man's eternal struggle for freedom, Spartacus combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment.

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189mins

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  • Play It Again – Spartacus

    “I’m Spartacus!” It’s one of the greatest lines in cinema history and is spoken in a pivotal scene in Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 toga-fest Spartacus. When you talk of epic Hollywood films, few come clo...

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