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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:
... Dave Perry
... Paul
... Lynne
... Danni (as Rékha Sharma)
Tom Scholte ... Acker
... Josh
... FBI Agent
... FBI Agent
... Serge (as Tcheky Karyo)
... General Purcell
Bart Anderson ... Dad
... Mom
Justin Callan ... Little Boy
... GBTV Reporter - Trafalgar Square
... Beck
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Storyline

The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth's core start spinning again or Mankind will perish. 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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28 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

On 16 March 2002, some scenes were filmed on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) while it was in Everett, Washington. See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) When Rat is being recruited, he uses a whistle to hack Josh's cell phone, telling him he now has "free long distance for life." However, by the time the movie takes place, not only were all land-line telephone trunk exchanges digital (meaning that temporary free long distance could not accomplished using a 2600 Hertz tone), but any cell phone exchange would be exclusively digital and therefore would not utilize tones as signals to (mechanical) trunk lines. Also, the whistle Rat uses is far lower in pitch than the necessary 2600 Hz. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Perry: [referring to his watch] It stopped.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the film's closing credits, the camera zooms out from the Earth as the credits appear. When the film's title appears, the 'O' is actually the earth. The rest of the first part of the closing credits, which is the cast, is just set against a black background. See more »

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Echelon
by Jared Leto
Performed by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Courtesy of Immortal Records LLC/Virgin Records America, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Just Fun
7 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

A really nice way to spend an afternoon, The Core does not pretend to be a huge Sci-Fi mega movie, but rather a pretty good romp with some pretty nice special effects (the birds, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and even like to poke at itself.

I love Sci-Fi movies where the professor or the hot-shot pilot don't have all the answers and yes, there are holes in this film that you could drive cities through, but really, who cares?

Sit back, munch on that popcorn, sip on that soda, and have just fun with this predictable, simple, yet enjoyable movie.


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