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Gladiator Dialogues

Gladiator Dialogues



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Published by arjun vijay
the best dialogues from the great movie gladiator including the now famous "Is Rome worth one good man's life..? "
the best dialogues from the great movie gladiator including the now famous "Is Rome worth one good man's life..? "

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Published by: arjun vijay on Dec 29, 2009
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: Can they hear you?
: Who?
: Your family. In the afterlife.
: Oh yes.
: What do you say to them?
: To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down whileriding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business.
: I don't pretend to be a man of the people. But I do try to be a man for the people.
: Are you ready to do your duty for Rome?
: Yes, father.
: You will not be emperor.
: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate isready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again.
: Maximus?
: Yes. My decision disappoints you?
: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice,fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel.Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list.Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son.
: Oh, Commodus. You go too far.
: I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud.One kind word, one full hug... where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight.Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that youhate so much?
: Shh, Commodus.
: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
: [
Marcus Aurelius gets down on his knees
] Commodus. Your faults asa son is my failure as a father. Come[
Gives Commodus a hug 
: [
Commodus hugs Marcus and cries
] Father. I would have butcher the wholeworld... if you would only love me![
Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus while they hug, Marcus grunts
: On this day, we reach back to hallowed antiquity, to bring you a recreation of the second fall of the mighty Carthage!... On the barren plain of Zama, there stood theinvincible armies of the barbarian Hannibal. Ferocious mercenaires and warriors from all brute nations, bent on merciless destruction, conquest. Your emperor is pleased to giveyou the barbarian horde![
Crowd cheers
: [
while Cassius continues his introduction
] Anyone here been in the army?[
an unknown gladiator responds yes and tells Maximus he served under his command at Vindobona
: You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better 
chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together wesurvive.
: I'm pleased to bring to you the Legionnaires of Scipio Africanus!
: The Senate is the people, sire. Chosen from among the people, to speak for the people.
: Do you find it difficult to do your duty?
: Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.
: Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.
: He enters Rome like a conquering hero. But what has he conquered?
: Give him time, Gracchus. He's young, he may do very well.
: For Rome, Falco? Or for you?
: Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.[
to his dead friend 
: I will see you again... but not yet. Not yet!
: The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. Thegladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know howthe story ends. Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than tochallenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?
: You would fight me?
: Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
: I think you've been afraid all your life.
: I want to help you.
: Yes, you can help me... Forget you ever knew me, and never come back hereagain.
: I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do issmile back."
: I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?
: You must know. He was your father.
: You loved my father, I know. But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn'tit? Smile for me now, brother.[
 stabs him
: At my signal, unleash hell.
: And what is Rome, Maximus?
: I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome isthe light.[
Watching Lucius sleep
: He sleeps so well because he is loved.
: What we do in life echoes in eternity.
: I am required to kill, so I kill. That is enough.
: That's enough for the provinces, but not enough for Rome.
: [
after swiftly dispatching another gladiator 
] Are you not entertained? Are younot entertained? Is this not why you are here?
: Spaniard, Spaniard, Spaniard...
: Rise. Rise.[
Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand 
: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been agladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was itHercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You dohave a name.
: My name is Gladiator.[
turns away from Commodus
: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmetand tell me your name.
: [
removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus
] My name is MaximusDecimus 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 toa murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.[
Commodus trembles in disbelief 
: Arms![
 Praetorians point their spears at the gladiators while the Colosseum crowd chants for them to live. Commodus shakes his head and motions the crowd for silence. He thenraises his fist and reluctantly gives the thumbs-up signal 
: My name is Gladiator.
: I like you Spaniard, and I shall cheer for you.
: They let you watch the games?
: My uncle says it makes me strong.
: And what does your father say?
: My father's dead.
: Master Lucius, it is time.
: I have to go.
: Thy name is Lucius?
: Lucius Verus, after my father.
: People should know when they are conquered.
: Would you, Quintus? Would I?
: When was the last time you were home?
: Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.
: Are you the one they call the Spaniard?
: Yes.
: They said you were a giant. They said you could crush a man's skull withone hand.
: A man's? No. A boy's?
: 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 they fought and died for nothing.
: There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it.Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.
: Ancestors, I ask you for your guidance. Blessed mother, come to me with theGods' desire for my future. Blessed father, watch over my wife and son with a ready

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