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The Expendables 2 (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  17 August 2012 (USA)
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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.



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Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. The give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Expendables II  »

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Box Office


$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,591,370 (USA) (17 August 2012)


$85,017,401 (USA) (16 November 2012)

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Did You Know?


Donnie Yen was offered a role but he declined. See more »


Plutonium is about 20 times heavier than water, so the Plutonium bricks would weigh about 100 kilograms each. It would be impossible for one person to move that much weight as is displayed in the movie. See more »


Lee Christmas: What's the plan?
Barney Ross: Track him, find him, kill him.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, as the actors image and name appears, there is a lightning flash on the actor's face. When this occurs, an image of a "skull" appears superimposed over the face with the flash and then fades. See more »


References The Addams Family (1964) See more »


Written by Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
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Terrible movie for a braindead audience
2 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How many more awful ego-fest Stallone movies will we have to endure before his knumb-skull fanbase run out of reasons to watch? ExpII continues the rambo/expendables silliness of some old farts who can apparently take out scores of younger bad guys. There's a lot of gore and a lot of cheap explosions, but once again it's ridiculously bad. The story was absolutely retarded, the acting was atrocious. Stallone and Stratham should honestly quit acting. The referential jokes by Arnold and Willis were absolutely pathetic. The old actors all looked way past it, and did not garner any sympathy due to their lack of charisma. I was hoping for Van Damme to wipe them all out, but naturally the lame good guys win, because Stallone must always live in the end, due to some neurotic short-man syndrome or something. Oh yeah the HGH and roids must've been why the budget is so high, because I have no clue where the 100 million dollars went; it looked like something straight to video. 1/10

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