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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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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 {}

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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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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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Dios mio.
7 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge John Cena fan, so I'm not writing this just to pick on him. But "The Marine" is the worst film I've ever seen, and I've made a habit of seeing bad films.

*May contain SPOILERS* The short version: See John shoot. Shoot, shoot, shoot. See John run. BOOM! Run, John, run. See John drive. See John swim. Swim, swim, Boom! Run, swim, hit, BOOM, hit, hit, kiss - The end.

The long version: I'll skip the cheesy opening credits and the bizarre soundtrack (which at more than one point seems to be channeling Celine Dion). The movie was supposedly directed by one John Bonito; I wouldn't say that the movie was directed so much as it wandered along aimlessly, occasionally bumping into scenery. Even the scenery refused to "act" (Queensland, Australia is NOT South Carolina, Mr. Bonito). Mr. Cena ambles along through the famous jungles of "South Carolina," occasionally stopping to glance around, never conveying the slightest hint that he might actually be thinking something. Five minutes into the movie, I apologized to the friend I dragged along with me to see it. Ten minutes into it, I officially began imagining a completely different movie. By the end, I no longer cared who lived. I wouldn't have minded if the characters had simply begun shooting themselves, just so that we'd all be put out of our misery.

I wanted this to be a fun movie - I like a fun, cheesy action film as much as the next person - but this movie didn't even try. I was so disappointed ... Mr. Cena, you owe me $9.50!

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