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The Core (2003)

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The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Shyer ... Dave Perry
Ray Galletti ... Paul
Eileen Pedde ... Lynne
Rekha Sharma ... Danni (as Rékha Sharma)
Tom Scholte Tom Scholte ... Acker
Aaron Eckhart ... Josh
Glenn Morshower ... FBI Agent
Anthony Harrison ... FBI Agent
Tchéky Karyo ... Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
Richard Jenkins ... General Purcell
Bart Anderson Bart Anderson ... Dad
Nicole Leroux ... Mom
Justin Callan Justin Callan ... Little Boy
Chris Humphreys ... GBTV Reporter - Trafalgar Square
Hilary Swank ... Beck
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Storyline

The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are happening around the globe, including; animals acting in bizarre ways, monstrous thunderstorms. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of 5 go down to the centre to set off a nuclear device, hoping to make the core start spinning again, or humanity will cease. Written by Inhotenjoys

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

28 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Core See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,053,131, 30 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,186,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,208,267
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2.39 : 1
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Most people believe that humans breathe oxygen, when the fact is that we breathe air, which is 79% nitrogen and 20.06% oxygen, the rest being trace gases. Thus, when Josh transferred his "air" to the laser cutter that Brazz was using to fix Virgil, he was giving it mostly nitrogen. See more »

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Dave Perry: [referring to his watch] It stopped.
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Bruce Greenwood's character, Robert Iverson, is incorrectly referred to as "Richard Iverson" in the credits. See more »

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Weren't You the One
by Roger Kellaway & K. Lawrence Dunham
Performed by Sherry Williams
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Poor science but better fun
12 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The core of the earth has stopped spinning, and its protective magnetic field is disappearing. The world starts to suffer from unusual disasters. The only people that could stop it is a disparate group of individuals who must travel to the center of the earth and set off some nuclear warheads.

It's a good excuse to blow up all the world's best places. The science is passable as these doomsday scenario goes. It's not the worst sci-fi idea. This has some fun moments. They had fun blowing stuff up. The story moves along nicely. It's fun even with DJ Qualls 'hacking' the earth. The CG is top notch. There isn't anything wrong with that part. It's a big budget treatment of a sci-fi B-movie concept.


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