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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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Storyline

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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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

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Cena trained with the Marines in preparation for his role in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the B4C police Camaro is shot in the doors and fenders, it is shown to have bullet holes similar to normal sheet metal, when in reality all Camaros from 1993-2002 had polymer fenders and fiberglass doors. See more »

Quotes

TV Service rep: [on Rome's cell] You've been approved!
Rome: Great! This include the premium channels and the sports package, right?
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Connections

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Should Have Been Gone
Written by Wayne Perry and Tommy Smith
Courtesy of Firstcom Music, Inc.
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Good, if not standard, Action Flick
31 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a WWE film I expected this movie to be horrendous. Their first film, SEE NO EVIL, was just there. Not really good or bad, just there. This movie, on the other hand, was quite enjoyable.

First off was the acting. Robert Patrick and Kelly Carlson were phenomenal. I found myself pleasantly surprised by John Cena's performance as John Triton. Cena, much like Stallone or Schwarzanegger, isn't going to win any awards or dramatic leads, but as far as action films go his acting was solid. Overall, the movie was quite well cast and there are only a few spots of bad - or over - acting.

The writing wasn't too terrible. There were a few spots of dialogue that were silly or unnecessary, but overall it was a standard action film. The plot, while very common, did have some unique twists. Most fans who have seen a ton of movies will be able to pick up on and guess the twists before they happen, but still enjoyable. The special effects were actually really good. I can't say enough how much I prefer to see things get blown up instead of CGId. CGI looks fake most of the time, but real explosions just look so much better.

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. If you are an action fan, especially of films like Rambo and Predator, I'd recommend you see this film. If you're a wrestling fan, it's as good as it gets. If you like the Rock, you'll like Cena!


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