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The Rundown (2003)

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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Declan
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Walker
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Swenson
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Henshaw
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Head Indian Tracker
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Martin (as Paul Power)
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Knappmiller
Chuck Norman ...
Mullaire
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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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Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and some crude dialogue | See all certifications »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$47,592,825 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Trivia

When Christopher Walken is delivering his speech about keeping his eye on the ball, the images that are shown of the gold mine workers are a reference to a series of photos from the 1980s by Sebastião Salgado that were taken at a famous Brazilian gold mine, called "Serra Pelada". See more »

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At the end, Beck drops his bag to fight Travis, then when they walk away he never picks it back up. See more »

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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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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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References Evolution (2001) See more »

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Get UR Freak On
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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If you liked "Midnight Run" you will like this!
5 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Directed by Peter Berg, starring The Rock(The Mummy Returns), Seann William Scott(American Pie) and Christopher Walken. The film was considerd a flop when it hit theaters but made a surprisingly large amount of money in DVD sales. After the film Seann William Scott got into action films and did The Dukes of Hazzard.

The Rundown is very similar to the Robert Deniro film Midnight Run, but with Indiana Jones twist. The plot goes as follows: In order to get out of hock with mobster Billy Walker, restaurateur-turned-"retrieval expert" Beck has to go down to Brazil and retrieve Billy's archaeologist-wannabe son Travis, who is searching for an ancient gold idol called the Gato del Diablo. 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.

I enjoyed the movie. It is a great buddy comedy. Look for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the opening night club scene, "Have fun" is his only line. Well enjoy the movie, if you like it I suggester you check out Midnight Run and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's other action film Walking Tall.


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