Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon.Written by
Konlabos, the fruit used to paralyze Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott's characters, is actually a fruit called chirimoya or custard apple, depending on where you buy it. This fruit does not cause paralysis and is actually eaten all over the world for its delicate flavor. See more »
When Beck is fighting the football players at the beginning of the film, he slams the head of one into a stone column. When he hits the column, the black beanie he's wearing falls off. In the next shot where he's falling down it's back on his head. See more »
Emeril Lagasse (on radio):
I just love mushrooms. One of my favorites, or as I call it, "the king of mushrooms," is the porcini. Now stop right there. Don't be alarmed. There's a lot of confusion in this country between porcini, the Italian name, and cèpes, which is the French name. They're fat and they're earthy. Now the porcini is most often seen dried here in this country. And they would always be labeled "dried porcinis," not "dried cèpes." OK? They are very, very, very flavorful.
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In the U.S. version, the only opening credit (after the Universal and Columbia logos) is "The Rundown" - and that appears eight minutes into the film. All other credits (actors, director, producers, writers, et al.) appear at the end of the film. See more »
German theatrical version was edited for violence to secure a more commercial "Not under 12" rating. Home video version is uncut with a "Not under 16" rating. See more »
This movie will appeal to all who like action for the sake of action. "The Rock" does a moderate job of acting in this movie-but his performance would not win him any awards. I love the fight scene in the beginning against the football team. Overrated and improbable: of course...but it really appeals to the thrill seeker in me for some reason.
Sean William Scott plays off The Rock's character very well. I was disappointed with his performances in American Pie/Wedding. I thought he was a foul-mouthed, obviously stereotyped actor. I was pleasantly surprised at his different acting ability in this movie.
This movie is a B+ flick with good fight scenes and low budget story lines. Good for mindless entertainment.
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