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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Perry
Danni (as Rékha Sharma)
Tom Scholte ...
FBI Agent
FBI Agent
Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
Bart Anderson ...
Justin Callan ...
Little Boy
Chris Humphreys ...
GBTV Reporter - Trafalgar Square


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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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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Release Date:

28 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Core  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£583,238 (UK) (28 March 2003)


$31,111,260 (USA) (4 July 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


(at around 53 mins) When Virgil is falling through the water it is clearly traveling at high speed, yet the digital depth gauge is counting feet at about 4 per second (490, 491, 492, 493, 494, etc) which is less than 3 mph. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) See more »


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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User Reviews

20 October 2003 | by (Kennewick, Washington) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie. It's not meant to be anything meaningful or useful, it's meant to entertain and it does so perfectly. There is quite a bit of humor which makes even the most implausible parts worth watching and extremely entertaining. If you combined the best parts of "Armageddon" (which was wonderful) and the funniest lines from "Evolution" (the one with David Duchovny) you will have this movie.

Yes, it's campy. Yes, the science is noteworthy only for being completely impossible, and YES it is a wonderfully funny and entertaining movie.

So what are you waiting for, go SEE IT!

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