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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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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?


Konlabos, the fruit used to paralyze Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott's characters, is actually a fruit called chirimoya or custard apple, depending on where you buy it. This fruit does not cause paralysis and is actually eaten all over the world for its delicate flavor. See more »


The fruit that Beck and Travis ate in the jungle was completely different to the fruit that Beck gave Travis' father and his goons. The fruit they eat is actually a regular cheremoya. 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 »


References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


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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it was a fun movie
6 October 2003 | by (alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

The Rock's newest one this weekend and found The Rundown to be quite entertaining. Sure, the plot is nothing to sneeze at but casting Christopher Walkin as the lead villain was wonderful. He has a very unique way of playing with the dialogue to make it quite funny. Seann William Scott is pretty darn hysterical and plays the second banana well. The impressive find is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's performance. The guy is getting better and better. I found his first one, The Scorpion King, to be fun but not worth collecting. This one might have to be bought though. His years of using a script and improvising in front of a multi-thousand seat auditorium has translated well to the screen and he has a sense of timing and ease in front of the cameras that has been hard won. He obviously can handle the action aspects of the movie too but (as with most action stars) I hear he wants to stretch his wings and perform other stuff. That has the potential to be fine down the line but lets see how he continues with the Action/Comedies first. Should be interesting to see how they do the Walking Tall remake. The original one was a pretty powerful movie with some seriously tense sequences.

Hopefully it won't be changed to much. Anyway, gonna have to give this one 3/4

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