Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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No warning. No escape.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content
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21 February 2014 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $10,340,823,
23 February 2014
Gross USA: $23,219,748
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $117,831,631
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The peculiar form of hand shake Severus and Senator Corvus share is real and period accurate, recorded on old frescoes and statues. See more
The bird of prey seen at the start of the villa party is a Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus). This species is native to the Central and South America so would have been an unknown species in Europe at this time. See more
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79.
During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries. See more
from Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010)
Written by Joseph LoDuca
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