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The Core (2003)

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

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Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
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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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earth | core | scientist | disaster | pacemaker | See more »

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The core of the earth has stopped spinning[Belgian poster] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$449,988 (Australia) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

$3,592,088 (Japan) (4 July 2003)
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Trivia

DESTINI stands for Deep Earth Seismic Trigger INItiative. See more »

Goofs

During the shuttle landing sequence, Maj. Rebecca Childs pulls out a folder which has a complex looking (cardboard) mechanical calculator on the left hand side of the folder. To the right is nothing. A few seconds later, the central part of the mechanical calculator is now blank, whilst there are maps on the right hand side.

The pens and pencils in the center of the folder remain the same.

The center of the calculator remains blank for at least two shots after we first see the complex version. See more »

Quotes

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

At the beginning when the Paramount pictures logo is shown there is a transition between the Paramount pictures logo and the film - the camera zooms in on the mountain then starts to move down through the mountain to the core of the earth. See more »

Connections

References The Birds (1963) 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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15 November 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Jon Amiel is a well known and respected director known for his work with actors, so it may come as a bit of a surprise that he wanted to tackle a project like this. And he does say in the 'featurettes' that he wanted this to be a character driven narrative. And if you check the deleted scenes you'll see there was in fact enough material to make it so.

But something happened in the cutting room. The scenes that added depth to the characters were cut, leaving only the vestiges of a run of the mill catastrophe science fiction movie.

And it's wonderful the special effects people are proud of the work they've done but as viewers we're not interested so much in that as we want to have something pleasurable to watch.

And that's where this turkey fails.


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