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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$102,981,571 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Mickey Rourke split filming his scenes with his appearance in Iron Man 2 (2010). He was only available for 48 hours. See more »

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When filming the soldiers moving the car out of the way using the Canon and when they show the camera from the back the on/off switch is clearly in the off position. See more »

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Barney Ross: We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night.
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Keep Your Hands to Yourself
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Useless speed cutting
30 December 2012 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

What an imposing array of muscle superstars. It must be a sure hit! But ...

Lets set aside the normal parameters, script, dialog, acting, suspense, comedy etc. etc. Another parameter is ruining movie and TV production in general - speed cutting!

This film is a horrible example of poor filming and moronic cutting. The MTV dogma of stroboscopic cutting, no cuts over 2 seconds and ½ second cuts in abundance, is ruling. And it is so tiresome. It is so useless. The producer and director think they are hip and cool but they are in fact pretentious, conceited and lazy. Lazy because they can skip so much preparation when only ½ a second has to succeed in each shot. Speed cutting is the lazy directors fast road to fake action.

Speed cutting has taken over the world of film and TV and every producer/director is frightened to death not to be regarded as hip if they don't submit to the dogma. IT IS WORTH NOTHING TO THE VIEWER!


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