The Expendables

August 13th, 2010








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The Expendables

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Plot
A team of mercenaries is given the assignment to take out a corrupt military leader and a rogue CIA operative on a Latin American island.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (111,821 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Storyline
Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.

Writers: Dave Callaham, Sylvester Stallone

Cast:
Sylvester Stallone - Barney Ross
Jason Statham - Lee Christmas
Jet Li - Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren - Gunnar Jensen
Eric Roberts - James Munroe
Randy Couture - Toll Road
Steve Austin - Paine
David Zayas - General Garza
Giselle Itié - Sandra
Charisma Carpenter - Lacy
Gary Daniels - The Brit
Terry Crews - Hale Caesar
Mickey Rourke - Tool
Hank Amos - Paul
Amin Joseph - Pirate Leader

Taglines: Every movie has a hero. This one has them all.



Details

Official Website: Midget Entertainment [Denmark] | Official site [Brazil] |

Release Date: 13 August 2010

Filming Locations: Elmwood, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $34,825,135 (USA) (15 August 2010) (3270 Screens)

Gross: $266,159,621 (worldwide) (21 November 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (extended director's cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dolph Lundgren described the film as "an old-school, kick-ass action movie where people are fighting with knives and shooting at each other."

Goofs:
Continuity: The final time that Barney Ross gets into the cockpit of the plane, he gets into the seat while wearing a tactical vest. When he is shown from the front, he no longer has the vest on, but is wearing a t-shirt.

Quotes:
[after crushing a man's head under his foot]
Gunnar Jensen: Insect!



User Review

Sex and the city,.... for men!

Rating:

I laugh at many of the hate comments as what the hell did they expect? a romantic comedy? award winning performances? deep dialogues? Freudian complex character study?

common give me a break!!! from the beginning you should know this is all about guns,explosives and oneliners from start to finish and homage to silly 80's action flicks.

and this is simply exactly what you get.

while i will never understand what most woman think so great about sex and the city( fashion? shoes? what the hell?)

so this is for men/boys who will be thrilled to see their old heroes from back in the days once more on screen kicking everybody's ass! (oh and no i also like deep intellectual movies, its all about expectations)




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