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The Expendables (2010)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,825,135 (USA) (13 August 2010)


$102,981,571 (USA) (15 October 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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When Ross and Christmas are investigating the island, Ross' goatee changes color from black to grey. When he is avoiding the troops in the street it is clearly grey, but when driving in the truck it is again black. Later on, on the same island it changes to grey once again. See more »


[first lines]
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One of the worst movies I have ever had the misfortune of seeing...
6 July 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Basically a weird action romp, with terrible acting, and a lot of mumbling on Stallone's part. Another thing that will creep you out is that Stallone is wearing heavy makeup, enough to compete with a porcelain doll. That face is melting.

The only highlights of the movie was Batista's daughter, Batista, Statham, Statham's girlfriend, Jet Li, Lundgren.

But seeing them wasn't enough to balance-out the terror I felt when looking at whatever Stallone has become.

I hope you don't watch this movie. I watched this title because Jackie Chan confirmed that he will be in the third one. Maybe he can save the franchise?

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