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


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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:

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

Gross:

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

After the crash of the space shuttle Columbia, trailers for the film were recalled to remove a brief scene of a space shuttle making an emergency landing, but the producers stated that the sequence wouldn't be removed from the actual film. See more »

Goofs

There is no direct power link from the lower 48 to Alaska. The Continental electrical grid extends up to northern British Columbia, then stops. The Yukon (which actually is between BC and Alaska) is not "tied in to the grid", so therefore it would be impossible for them to "draw power from the rest of the US", which is silly anyway, because all the power they were drawing would actually have to go through Canadian power lines. 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 »

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References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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Echelon
by Jared Leto
Performed by 30 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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