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A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

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Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,910,596 (UK) (20 August 2010)

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$102,981,571 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Terry Crews is cast alongside Rocky IV (1985) actors, Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) and Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago). In the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Crews played Chris' father, Julius, who is a fan of the Rocky (1976) movie franchise. See more »

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During the knife-throwing match between Tool and Christmas, the second closeup of the target reveals a different knife embedded in it than that shown in the first shot. See more »

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Sex and the city,.... for men!
16 August 2010 | by (bedroom) – See all my reviews

I laugh at many of the hate comments as what the hell did they expect? a romantic comedy? award winning performances? deep dialogues? Freudian complex character study?

common give me a break!!! from the beginning you should know this is all about guns,explosives and oneliners from start to finish and homage to silly 80's action flicks.

and this is simply exactly what you get.

while i will never understand what most woman think so great about sex and the city( fashion? shoes? what the hell?)

so this is for men/boys who will be thrilled to see their old heroes from back in the days once more on screen kicking everybody's ass! (oh and no i also like deep intellectual movies, its all about expectations)


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