2004 Certificate: tbc


ER's Goran Visnjic stars as the captive warrior who leads the slave uprising against their Roman masters in this faithful adaptation of Howard Fast's novel. Although the Kirk Douglas/Stanley Kubrick version is still THE Spartacus, director Robert Dornelm's sword-and-sandals adventure is both intimate in detail and epic in scale, with Visnjic stepping up manfully as the brooding freedom fighter. Angus Macfadyen plays cruel owner Crassus while Rhona Mitra is the slave girl who captures the Thracian's heart.


  • Robert Dornhelm


  • Goran Visnjic

  • Alan Bates

  • Angus Mcfadyen

  • Rhona Mitra

  • Ian MacNiece