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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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Dave Perry
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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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Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Bart Anderson ...
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Justin Callan ...
Little Boy
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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£583,238 (UK) (28 March 2003)

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$31,111,260 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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After the the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry, trailers for the film were recalled to remove a brief scene of a space shuttle making an emergency landing (as this was felt to be to reminiscent of the recent event, but the producers stated that the sequence wouldn't be removed from the actual film. See more »

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(at around 8 mins) During the "pigeon stampede" the taxi windshield is cracked when a pigeon hits it. This causes the driver to swerve onto the sidewalk. Then cut to another angle and as it drives up on the sidewalk, the windshield is no longer cracked. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Perry: [referring to his watch] It stopped.
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Outer Core Supervisor See more »

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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Weren't You the One
by Roger Kellaway & K. Lawrence Dunham
Performed by Sherry Williams
Courtesy of WilliamSound West
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Better Than Many People Claim
28 February 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I remember the critics really laid into THE CORE on its initial release . Granted the central premise of Planet Earth stopping on its axis is ridiculous but the script structure compensates for the bizarre scientific impossilbilities . Look at the opening scene with people dropping dead in Boston , it does its job of drawing the audience into the story . It doesn't stop there because a few moments later we cut to London and see a remake of THE BIRDS . Not not good enough for you ? Well wait around because they'll hopefully be a disaster around the corner that will appeal to you

It's never explained in any convincing detail how the Earth's core stopping spinning can cause these effects but we're talking about a Hollywood movie not some theory put forward by Stephen Hawking . Unlikely events do happen in Hollywood movies as if you hadn't noticed so when people criticise this movie as being " Dumb " they're perhaps taking life a little too seriously

For what it is - A dumb movie with special effects and an action adventure concept - THE CORE certainly succeeds . We're shown a ballsy heroine played by Hilary Swank who can actually act and unlike say the very similar Armageddon we don't have to put up with macho American flag waving at every opportunity .

If you're looking for an entertaining pop corn movie THE CORE should do the trick


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