The Expendables 2 (2012) Poster


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The Expendables 2 Videogame (2012) (Video Game)


Our Gang (1922) (Short)
Church calls Barney's team the "Little Rascals."
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
Church calls Barney "Bam Bam" after the final battle.
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
Gunner responds to Barney waking him up with "You Rang?" a frequent quote by Lurch
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
the theme song is played when Booker is introduced.
Taxi Driver (1976)
"You talkin' to me?"
Rocky (1976)
Vilain yelling at Ross to get up during the fight, is an allusion to Paulie Pennino yelling at Rocky to get up during the boxing match in Rocky
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Gunnar is wearing a shirt with Darth Vader on it.
Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
Chuck Norris' character is Booker, a homage to 1978 action film Good Guys Wear Black in which Norris portrays the character John T. Booker.
First Blood (1982)
Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Trench mentions Rambo.
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Chuck Norris plays a character nicknamed "The Lone Wolf", much like his character JJ McQuade in Lone Wolf McQuade.
The Terminator (1984)
Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Trench says "I'm Back", apparently a reference to his famous movie catchphrase "I'll be back," which he made famous in the 1984 science fiction thriller film The Terminator.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
In one scene when Maggie asked why he's so nervous around her, he replies "Let's just say bad things have happended to people I've gotten close to". He's probably referencing Co Bao, Stallone's love interest (who was also part of an Asian descent) from Rambo: First Blood Part II who was killed.
Rocky IV (1985)
Apollo Creed is referenced when Stallone mentions about bad things happending to people he's gotten close to.
Predator (1987)
One of battering rams has the words "Knock Knock" on it. This is referencing Arnold's one liner from Predator
Die Hard (1988)
The quote 'yippeekayee' is used.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
When presented with the old plane at the end of the film, Barney Ross says "That belongs in a museum" receiving the response "we all do". This is a play on the line from Indy
UHF (1989)
In one scene Lee (who is standing a few feet away from the shooters who are constantly missing) says "the safest place is in front of their gun", this is referencing the Rambo skit from UHF in which Weird Al' Yankovic's character is literally right in front of a soldier's (who's shooting at him) gun & he's still missing.
Dark Angel (1990)
after the heroes altogether fired their machine guns to one single villain, they said "Rest in pieces!"... referring to Dolph Lundgren's line
Total Recall (1990)
When Trench saves the Expendable and miners in the cave, he uses the drilling machine that Benny used in this movie. Trench replies "in his dreams" when Caesar promises to terminate him if Caeasar's weapon isn't returned.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
When Arnold Schwarzenegger's character reappears driving the mining vehicle, the score briefly imitates the iconic percussion phrase of Brad Fiedel's T2 score.
Demolition Man (1993)
When Stallone tosses the head of villain on the ground he says "heads up" which was his line in Demolition Man when killing Wesley Snipes's character
The Transporter (2002)
Jason Stathams character Lee Christmas nags on the time, saying they're "20 seconds late", apperantly a reference to his character Frank Martins obsession with being punctual in The Transporter series.
Crank (2006)
Sylvester Stallone's makes is fingers to look like a gun and then shoots everyone standing next to him only to be revealed that the shoooting was made by a sniper. This resembles a scene in Crank where Jason Statham's character also "shoots" someone with a finger gun
Death Race (2008)
as the rescued Trench still sits tied to a chair, he said "Cut me loose, Frankenstein"... referring to Jason Statham's assumed identity in Death Race

Referenced in 

Bad Movie Beatdown: Mercenary for Justice (2011) (TV Episode)
It is explained why Seagal will not appear in this film.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain mentions that the director of The Mechanic will be directing The Expendables 2.
Tosh.0: How to Flirt Guy (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
AVGN says he's looking forward to this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.190 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jason Statham from the film will be on tomorrow
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.122 (2012) (TV Episode)
The round table talks about Jean-Claude Van Damme being in the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.192 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film was #1 at the box office this weekend
The Burn with Jeff Ross: Jimmy Kimmel/Jim Norton/Bobby Lee/Mary Lynn Rajskub (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeff roasts people at a movie theatre showing film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.199 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Dolph Lundgren from the film will be on tomorrow
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.130 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather provides a review of the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.16 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bubba Watson says the film was the last movie he cried at
South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) (TV Episode)
seen on sign at Blockbuster
An American Mary in London (2012) (Video)
Poster on cinema
Nostalgia Critic: Doomsday Machine: DVD (2012) (TV Episode)
"This looks like a job for The Expendables: Part 2."
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film (2012) (Video)
footage, star and director interviews
Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
A Look Back at 'Joshua Tree' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Helix: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Parks and Recreation: Prom (2014) (TV Episode)
Andy says, "It's like the movie 'Expendables 2.'"
The Simpsons: The Yellow Badge of Cowardge (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Top Dog (2015) (TV Episode)
Chuck's next theatrically released film after Top Dog

Featured in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.58 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of trailer, inserting Abe Vigoda, Larry King, Regis Philbin and Ron Paul.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.141 (2012) (TV Episode)
Fake trailer for the film is shown, inserting footage of elderly people
Bad Movie Beatdown: One Night Stand (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.189 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sylvester Stallone introduces a clip from his film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.193 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jean-Claude Van Damme introduces a clip from his film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.200 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren introduces a clip from his film
The Big Review: Episode #1.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed.
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown

Spoofed in 

Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia (2012) (Video)
Comic style
The Unreliables (2012) (Short)
This is a short parody of the film The Expendables 2
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia: The Vengeance (2012) (Video)
Comic style
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia No.3 (2013) (Video)
Comic style
The Starving Games (2013)
Characters from this movie are portrayed.

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