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"Gladiator" (2000)


General Maximus Meridius: Coliseum Address to Caesar Commodus

Audio mp3 delivered by Russell Crowe


My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,


Commander of the Armies of the North,


General of the Felix Legions,


Loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius,







Father to a murdered son,

Husband to a murdered wife,



And I will have my vengeance -- in this life or the next.


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