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A group of female convicts volunteers for a mission to rescue a woman from a Cuban prison. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Brett Cullen ... Deacon

Robin Givens ... Randy

Idalis DeLeon ... Ver (as Idalis de León)

Tempestt Bledsoe ... Tanika

Jenica Bergere ... Sue
Cristi Conaway ... Nicoline

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Christine (as Jennifer Blanc)

Julie Carmen ... Jackie

Megan Cavanagh ... Prison Warden (as Megan Cavenagh)

Thom Barry ... Tyler

Annette Helde ... Rosa

Eileen Weisinger ... Anna (as Ayleen Weisinger)
Wil Cesares ... Jorge

David Norona ... Ramone
Omar Ynigo ... Maquito
Chris Trent ... Lieutenant in Tree
Gaston Peterson ... Sergeant
Jesus Alberto Perez ... Hostile Colonel
Isabel Olivieri ... Female Prison Guard
Joe Ivy ... Soames

Marcus LaVoi ... U.S. Prison Guard

Selwyn Ward ... Bartender
Chad Sakamoto ... Lieutenant at Base
Matthew Thompson ... Soldier at Gate
Aldo Cano ... Tyler's Aid
Cesar Dominguez ... Cuban Officer
Soco Tapia ... Captain of the Guards
Irma Merino ... Card Playing Guard #1
Ana Gabriel Domino ... Card Playing Guard #2
Gisela Madrigal ... Prison Guard with Keys
Olivia Ramos ... Prison Guard #2
Isabel Rolon ... Matron #1

Lilian Tapia ... Matron #2
Manuel Villasenor ... Fisherman #1
Adrian Vasquez ... Fisherman #2

Directed by
Janet Meyers 
Writing credits
Patricia Resnick (story)

Patricia Resnick (teleplay) &
Peter Geiger (teleplay) and
Bruno Heller (teleplay)

Produced by
Judith Craig Marlin .... associate producer
Jana Sue Memel .... executive producer
Anthony Santa Croce .... producer
Original Music by
Frankie Blue 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes 
Film Editing by
Virginia Katz 
Casting by
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
Production Design by
Phillip Vasels 
Art Direction by
Roger L. King 
Set Decoration by
Ramírez Gabriela 
Costume Design by
Debbie Shine 
Production Management
Kimberly A. Dickens .... production supervisor
Tom Keniston .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Jimenez .... second assistant director
Esteban Sanchez .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Wolfert .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joe Del Monte .... construction coordinator
Aimee Dominguez .... property master
Daniel Herrera Arau .... assistant property master
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... storyboard artist
Tony Perez .... on-set dresser
Gabriel Pérez .... construction buyer
Sound Department
Luis Alvarez .... boom operator
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer
Paul Longstaffe .... dialog editor
Abel Schiro .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor
Peter V. Ware .... visual effects executive producer
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunt performer (as Spice Williams)
Caron Colvett .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfonso Aguilar .... camera operator
Alfonso Aguilar .... cinematographer: second unit
Mario A. Angel .... grip
Cicero De Moraes .... gaffer
Tom Gleason .... assistant camera
Jaime Herrera V. .... grip
Oscar Inzunza .... electrician
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Kenji Luster .... camera operator
Raul F. Montes .... assistant camera
Location Management
Francisco Hernandez .... location manager
Patrick Mignano .... location manager
Transportation Department
Jay Wylie .... transportation captain
Other crew
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... key set production assistant (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant production accountant
Pablo Maanon .... production assistant
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... on-set production assistant
Barbarella Pardo .... production assistant
Jasan Sherman .... production coordinator

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"The Dirty Dozen" this isn't (in more ways than one)., 22 June 2002
Author: Victor Field from London, England

Not as exciting as it could have been but thankfully also not as trashy, the expendables in "The Expendables" are a group of convicts serving either life sentences or awaiting execution who a soon-to-retire colonel (Brett Cullen) is ordered to whip into shape to carry out a dangerous mission: to rescue a Cuban-American Presidential advisor who's been captured on a mission and thrown in prison - and since she's being held in a women's prison, the convicts sent to rescue her (amnesty if they survive, killed in action otherwise) are women.

Made for cable TV ("This isn't cable TV," the colonel tells one of the convicts at one point), the tale does walk a tightrope between being an action movie and territory closer to Lifetime (they don't actually get to the prison until the movie's third act); most of the prisoners who get some kind of development turn out, of course, to have some kind of circumstances that redeem them in the eyes of the plot - though one, thankfully, doesn't (I won't reveal which one because it would blow the climax) - but on the upside the lack of Big Names in the cast mean it's not easy to guess who'll make it to the "Country of first publication: United States of America" info, and the tale's played thankfully straight with no winking to the audience...well, there is that "cable TV" joke...and a lack of gratuitous nudity. (In the case of Tempestt Bledsoe - doing more acting here than on "The Cosby Show" - this may be just as well.)

Anyone expecting non-stop blistering action may be disappointed, but you could do worse.

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