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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

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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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Originally a project for Stephen Sommers to direct. See more »


Beck and Travis were attacked by African baboons. 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 »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.3 (2004) See more »


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Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
by Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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User Reviews

A run for the money it is
31 January 2005 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The Rock has done it again! He has made another big screen hit, and this time, he has used every trick in the book from the WWE. The results: The Rundown! Playing a bounty hunter is definitely a good role for The Rock. He doesn't play around, and I think he should thank Martha Stewart for the cooking ideas. Better yet, it should the "E" man; Emeril Lagasse. For the voice he lends to the The Rock's character. I liked all the scenes in the movie, and even though they were pretty fast paced, the fun factor was never lost. Take the jungle scene, where all the rebels fight Beck, there was a lot of action there. And I think the humor was the backup factor there too. Rosario Dawson provided a lot of quality as well. I liked the part where she gave Beck(The Rock) and Travis(Seann William Scott) some of that funky fruit. And then they had to wake up with the monkeys, with what Beck had to put up with earlier in the movie. Christopher Walken was good playing the bad "a". It was funny, when he had the .44 automatic shot out of his hand, and had to choose Option A, the hard way. This movie had a lot to give, action, adventure, and comedy. What more do you want? Rating 3 out of 5 stars!

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