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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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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:

£583,238 (UK) (28 March 2003)

Gross:

$31,111,260 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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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 1h 50 mins) When Josh is preparing the last compartment to be ejected, he brings in the fuel rod, sets the timer, and manually ejects the compartment. But, Josh never pulls out the trigger within the bomb after he sets the timer. See more »

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[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

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.14 (2003) 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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The bore (dvd)
23 October 2011 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

This movie reminds me of a more awful one, "Worl Trade Center" by Oliver Stone: the two depicts a movie underground with no landscape, no light: it's blackout for 2 hours and as action is scarce, it's all about psychological threats. Some people may like this claustrophobic terror, not me. When the movie is set outside, the special effects are ridiculous, particularly Rome destroyed by a magnetic storm that makes strangely explode the Coliseum. If the cast is talented, the story is not up to them and the journey is boring. Better read the Jules Verne's book "Journey to the center of Earth" to have more thrills or watch "the Abyss" for a decent descent !


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