''Gladiator'' and ''I Dreamed of Africa'' up our running tally of this season's screen deaths

By EW Staff
Updated May 19, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Gladiator (2000 movie)

type
  • Movie

As we embark on what looks to be Hollywood’s bloodiest summer ever, EW pledges to keep track of every last corpse. And we’re off to a creative start: In Gladiator, folks were decapitated, suffocated, hanged, burned, split in two, slammed with maces, and pierced with burning arrows — making for an impressive 87 deaths, by our best count. Kim Basinger’s I Dreamed of Africa came in with a none-too-shabby three demises. All of which comes to a grand total of: 90. If that doesn’t satisfy your bloodlust, stay tuned for John Travolta’s Battlefield Earth, Mel Gibson’s The Patriot, and, of course, Disney’s The Kid (just joshing).

Gladiator (2000 movie)

type
  • Movie
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  • R
runtime
  • 154 minutes
director
  • Ridley Scott

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