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

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17 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Liam Hemsworth was originally cast in The Expendables (2010) but when the script was re-written, his role was cut out. He later got a call from Sylvester Stallone to be in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When the Canadair CL-215 takes off from the water through the smoke after the hostage rescue, there is no wing or prop vortex created in the smoke as the airplane flies through. See more »

Quotes

Barney Ross: [to Maggie after killing Vilain] You know how to carve a turkey?
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The credits show images of the actors. When each image appears the skull shows first then the rest of the actors image fades in. When Arnold Schwarzenegger's image appears the top right hand side of his face is last to disappear and there is a light in his eye. Referencing the poster for The Terminator where you can see the metal skull and glowing red eye. See more »


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Crystal Blue Persuasion
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Utter Rubbish
3 October 2012 | by (Uk) – See all my reviews

I'm an eighties kid. So it's fair to say I love every single actor in this as iv grown up with them.

But what a bad film!! Possibly the worst script ever combined with great special effects and stupid far fetched battle scenes. I think that sums it up.

One to watch when bored.

I'm not hating on the actors, in fact I loved the cast, it's just seriously come on! Do they actually watch the film after they've shot it and think "yea! That's a great film" Or do they just take the pay check and forget about it.


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