For some reason I thought this was a historical sword fighting drama staring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and the late, great Oliver Reed.
Luckily, Gladiator (1992) is in actuality an urban fist fighting drama staring James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr, the late, great Robert Loggia and the surprisingly still alive Brian Dennehy.
First up, the music is great. Second, Dennehy is a grizzly beast. Third, that handshake is powerful stuff. In all actuality, about a week after this film ends I expect Tommy to be found in a dumpster, his Dad on the run, the girl in tears, Ossie Davis fired and Lincoln under some serious pressure. We never got a sequel so I'm just guessing here.
I really quite…