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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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Jon Amiel
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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 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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This Spring, Mankind's Greatest Threat Is Earth Itself. See more »


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

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Trivia

The original plan for the shuttle landing scene had been for Endeavour to attempt a landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the shuttle coming to a halt on the nearby beaches, however due to the events of September 11, 2001 the crew was not allowed to film at LAX. The scene was therefore rewritten with Endeavour landing in the LA river. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) During the "pigeon stampede" the taxi windshield is cracked when a pigeon hits it. This causes the driver to swerve onto the sidewalk. Then cut to another angle and as it drives up on the sidewalk, the windshield is no longer cracked. See more »

Quotes

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

At the beginning when the Paramount pictures logo is shown there is a transition between the Paramount pictures logo and the film - the camera zooms in on the mountain then starts to move down through the mountain to the core of the earth. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 10.5 (2004) See more »

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Weren't You the One
by Roger Kellaway & K. Lawrence Dunham
Performed by Sherry Williams
Courtesy of WilliamSound West
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For what it is, it works
6 March 2004 | by thirdiSee all my reviews

A lot of people seem to dislike this movie but I think they are the kind of people that go to movies just to knock 'em. These are the kind of people who read books, listen to music, and watch TV shows just to create a mental checklist of all the things that are done wrong in their own brilliant opinions. So if you follow me so far, here's my brief review of The Core.

My reactions to the various big budget disaster movies of recent years have been varied. My expectations were low going into "The Core" because the trailer, while interesting, still made the movie look like major cheese potential. But I must say I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. For what it is, which is pure popcorn escapism fun, it works. The special effects and sets are excellent, the actors are all good, and the story was not nearly as hokey as I thought it would be.

Aaron Eckhart, Hillary Swank and Stanley Tucci are all pretty respectable actors, and they give the movie the substance that it may have otherwise lacked. Yes, the cliché "hacker nerd" and military brass characters are a little old, but they don't ruin the experience. I have no idea how realistic or plausible the story is. But "The Core" is one of those entertaining movies that will take you away for a ride if you can suspend your disbelief. Thumbs up for a good effort.


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Release Date:

28 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,053,131, 30 March 2003

Gross USA:

$31,186,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,498,611
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2.39 : 1
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