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The Core (2003)

The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

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Cast

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Dave Perry
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Paul
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Lynne
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Danni (as Rékha Sharma)
Tom Scholte ...
Acker
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FBI Agent
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FBI Agent
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Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Bart Anderson ...
Dad
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Mom
Justin Callan ...
Little Boy
Chris Humphreys ...
GBTV Reporter - Trafalgar Square
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Storyline

The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth's core start spinning again or Mankind will perish. Written by Inhotenjoys

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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28 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£583,238 (UK) (28 March 2003)

Gross:

$31,111,260 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Unobtainium" (sometimes spelled "Unobtanium") is a term used by science fiction fans (and some authors) for an extremely rare, not yet discovered, or physically impossible substance necessary for a given task. See more »

Goofs

At around the 13 minute mark, while the Shuttle is approaching L.A, the computer shows "Off course by 129.0276 Miles" from Edwards AFB ... in actual fact it's only 83 miles from the Shuttle runway at Edwards to the coast at Long beach, and only about 65 miles to where they touched down on the LA River. (129 miles would be half way between the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina.) The coordinates given to NASA (33 Deg 55' N, 118 10'W) is actually accurate, the section of river going north from near the Long Beach fwy/Glen Anderson fwy junction, but the computer shows 33 Deg 15' N, 118 10'W ... a point 7.5 miles SE of Santa Catalina Island ... IN THE OCEAN. The actual LANDING coordinates would be 34 02'N, 118 13W, since they SOMEHOW seem to be traveling SOUTH when they touch down at that point.

PS. If they were coming from the North (as indicated by flying over Dodger Stadium), then they OVERFLEW Edwards AFB about 1/2 hour before touchdown ... and if they're coming from the South, why didn't they just turn left and land at LAX ... Nice LONG, STRAIGHT, UNOBSTRUCTED runways, with emergency services readily available. (for HARD runways, 2 miles seems to be the length required, SOFT runways [Edwards AFB dry lake beds, White Sands, etc] require 4 miles) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Perry: [referring to his watch] It stopped.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the film's closing credits, the camera zooms out from the Earth as the credits appear. When the film's title appears, the 'O' is actually the earth. The rest of the first part of the closing credits, which is the cast, is just set against a black background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Reel Paradise (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunblind
by BT (as Brian Transeau) & Jan Johnston
Performed by BT (as B.T.)
Vocals by Jan Johnston
Courtesy of Embrace the Future, Inc.
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Better than its reputation
25 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The Core is a solid action-adventure/disaster flick with a novel idea and a great cast. True, it is very silly, and some of the effects don't quite come off, but that's true of most films in its genre. I've watched it on DVD a couple of times now, always late at night, always steeped in alcohol, and I have to say it passes a couple of very easy hours. The opening scene in Trafalgar Square with the crazy pigeons is better than anything in The Day After Tomorrow. And who can resist the beautiful, talented, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank? So please give The Core a break. Stop taking it so seriously. Down a six pack and accept The Core into your lives.


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