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The Rundown (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  26 September 2003 (USA)
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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beck (as The Rock)
Head Indian Tracker
Paul S. Power ...
Martin (as Paul Power)
Chuck Norman ...


The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon. Written by Me

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bulls, guns, whips, gold and one sacred cat See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and some crude dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Call of the Wild  »

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Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,533,765 (USA) (26 September 2003)


£2,075,686 (UK) (16 April 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Beck never discloses where he learned to fight. See more »


When Travis goes to the washroom in the jungle he never zips himself back up! See more »


[first lines]
Emeril Lagasse (on radio): I just love mushrooms. One of my favorites, or as I call it, "the king of mushrooms," is the porcini. Now stop right there. Don't be alarmed. There's a lot of confusion in this country between porcini, the Italian name, and cèpes, which is the French name. They're fat and they're earthy. Now the porcini is most often seen dried here in this country. And they would always be labeled "dried porcinis," not "dried cèpes." OK? They are very, very, very flavorful.
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Crazy Credits

In the U.S. version, the only opening credit (after the Universal and Columbia logos) is "The Rundown" - and that appears eight minutes into the film. All other credits (actors, director, producers, writers, et al.) appear at the end of the film. See more »


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Run That
Written by Mark Ronson & Che Smith
Performed by Rhymefest
Produced by Mark Ronson
Courtesy of Allido Records
Mark Ronson appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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familiar but good-natured and funny
30 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Combination action, adventure, broad comedy, and buddy movie has The Rock well-cast as a "retrieval expert" fed up with his occupation and looking for a way out. He agrees to one last job in which he travels to a remote village in South America to find his employer's delinquent son, but in the midst of his search he tangles with the town's greedy, megalomaniacal boss, embittered citizens, and gets caught up in a search to find a rare and priceless artifact. Engaging, high-energy action scenes, enthusiastic performances, and moments of genuine humor make this a blast from start to finish. Formulaic to be sure, but lots of fun with Walken adding a hilarious presence as Hatcher. ***

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