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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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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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This Spring, Mankind's Greatest Threat Is Earth Itself. 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:

$1,775,784 (Europe) (28 March 2003)

Gross:

$31,186,896 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Virgil" is named for the Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, aka Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC), author of the "Aeneid" and Dante Alighieri's guide through Hell in "The Divine Comedy". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) In the opening scene, we see a close-up of the man's watch, which shows the hour hand pointed directly at the 10 mark and the minute hand pointed straight down (at the 6, or 30 mark). Given the position of the minute hand, the hour hand should be halfway between two markings. I.e. if it's supposed to be 10:30, the hour hand should be halfway between the 10 and 11 marks. 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 »


Soundtracks

Echelon
by Jared Leto
Performed by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Courtesy of Immortal Records LLC/Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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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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