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The Marine (2006)

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A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerome Ehlers ...
Damon Gibson ...
Frank Carlopio ...
Remi Broadway ...
Marine #1
Steve Harman ...
Marine #2
Damien Bryson ...
Marine #3


John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El marine  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,138,774 (USA) (13 October 2006)


$18,843,314 (USA) (19 January 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character "Bennet" was actually played by an actor with last name also "Bennet" See more »


The cityscape flyover shown just before John starts his security job is Calgary, Canada, not any city in South Carolina. The two brown towers in the center are the Petro Canada head office. The hexagonal one in the front is the Telus head office, on which the logo can be seen. See more »


Frank: [while trying to convince Morgan to choose a Mini-Van] It's got CD, DVD... we can even get Joey to put some spinners on it.
Morgan: [looks over at Joey] Fuck you!
Frank: Or not.
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Featured in E.C.W.: Episode #1.11 (2006) See more »


Written by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Performed by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Courtesy of Bad Poodle Music
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User Reviews

More unbelievable than Tranporter 2!
14 October 2006 | by (U.S. of A.) – See all my reviews

But at least Transporter 2 was fun. Robert Patrick is the only actor worth watching in this film, and even he had some wacky forced lines that made no sense. If you've seen the trailer you've seen it all. I'm so serious! I've seen every B movie out there and this is a C for sure! Also being a Marine, I was at first blown away by how pathetic the "Marine" background footage was that they gave Cena. But about 1/3 of the way through this poor excuse for an action film, I was very happy that they had him wear a camouflage Army cover (hat for you non-military types) instead of a cornered Marine issue cover when he saluted that officer because neither he nor his character deserved to wear a Marine uniform. By the way, a high ranking officer would never salute a Sgt. first. It's always the other way around! Apparently there were no real Marine advisers on this movie set. Even if they had all the Marine details in order, the action was extremely stupid and I was left severely disappointed. Neither Cena nor Cena's character in this movie deserve to be called The Marine. One last thing. I've seen some people say the action is so realistic in this film. That is the furthest thing from the truth. I saw at least 300 bullets (I'm not exaggerating either) unloaded into the car Cena was driving during a chase and not a single flat tire as a result. Need I say more!?!

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