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Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

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Storyline

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. Written by Liongates

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Never send a boy to do a man's job. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,879,645 (USA) (15 August 2014)

Gross:

$39,292,022 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone tried to get Wesley Snipes to play the role taken by Terry Crews in The Expendables (2010). Crews went on to play Hale Caesar after Snipes declined due to legal matters related to his tax-evasion charges that prevented him from leaving the United States without the court's permission. Wesley Snipes got the role as "Doc" shortly after his release from prison. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film when Barney and the team are trying to land a helicopter on a moving train and the soldiers inside open up with a giant machine gun, Barney drops the helicopter behind the train. He is so low that the railings of the copter are touching the tracks - however, in the next long shot, the helicopter is flying at least six to ten feet from the ground - then in the return shot, the helicopter is back on the tracks. See more »

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[first lines]
Barney Ross: Lucky ring on!
Lee Christmas: Feel so much safer.
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References Predator (1987) See more »

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Calle Callejero
Performed by Wisin & Yandel
Written by Marco E Masis, Josias de la Cruz, Juan Luis Morera Luna, and Llandel Veguilla Malave
Published by Blue Kraft Music Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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Just watch it
15 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You know what. With a busy lifestyle and so much to do everyday, every now and then you just need to watch an action movie that you do not need to think too much about, that simply washes over you and puts a nostalgic smile on your face.

The plot might be thin, you know it will likely come good in the end and you know that the good guy is going to win. But that does not matter a jot. It is filled with quips, familiar faces, memories of the 80's and just good fun.

There will be people that hate this film as just another example of mindless violence, but who cares. It is what it is.

If that is what you need, then go and see this film. I loved it.


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