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The Marine (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  13 October 2006 (USA)
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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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

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

During the car chase Manu Bennett says, "This guy is like The Terminator." this is an obvious reference to Robert Patrick who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). See more »

Goofs

After backing up at the gas station, the cop car is shown to have a clearly flat tire. When Triton drives away in the car, its got no flats. See more »

Quotes

Kate Triton: You're home!
[kisses John]
John Triton: [after making love to her] You all right?
Kate Triton: Yeah... yeah, I just - I can't believe you're here.
[kisses him and hugs him]
Kate Triton: You know the hardest thing... about you leaving was not knowing. You know, not knowing where you were... not knowing if you're coming home... not knowing if I'm gonna get that phone call saying that you wouldn't be.
John Triton: You married a marine, Kate.
Kate Triton: I know it's not gonna be easy for you, John. We'll figure it out together.
John Triton: I'm home now and I'm not goin' ...
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Dueling Banjos
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The Marine:The Doc's Review
13 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Marine is just a silly film by WWE simply to entertain it's fan base and further it's empire.For one to judge The Marine you need to take into account that this film was intended to entertain action fans with a no brainer,cheesy,action,popcorn flick and as a popcorn flick The Marine succeeds.John Cena is actually a good actor and he played his invincible,heroic,one man strike force character to perfection as did Robert Patrick with his absolutely hilarious character.The Marine has the most unbelievable stunts and at some times they are almost unbearably bad.The fight sequences are great,very intense,very hardcore, but the explosions and special effects are brutally unrealistic and cheesy.The film also has some of the most annoying,campy,corny, dialog ever captured on film.It's so bad you feel like you're re-watching 1997's Batman and Robin.As a follower of pro wrestling I'm aware that John Cena currently has a love/hate relationship with WWE fans.Females and Adolescents love Cena while Males hate him.My guess is that The Marine was made in order to change male fans opinions by making an action film that generally appeals to them.However judging by the overall IMDb rating WWE failed to do so.I wouldn't necessarily say THe Marine is a bad film but it is incomparable and can't compete with mainstream action films like The Transporter,Crank,or District B13 however if you enjoy direct to DVD action flicks that have a thin storyline but some great action scenes like Special Forces or Belly Of The Beast than The Marine is more suited to you.It's definitely not the worst film ever made and I think for the most part it's because it doesn't take itself seriously and admits it's a popcorn flick.Overall The Marine is just silly action much like wrestling and much like wrestling the characters are whacky and at times unbelievable.


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