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The Rundown (2003)

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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Beck (as The Rock)
... Travis
... Mariana
... Hatcher
... Declan
... Harvey
... Walker
... Manito
... Swenson
... Naylor
... Henshaw
... Head Indian Tracker
Paul S. Power ... Martin (as Paul Power)
... Knappmiller
Chuck Norman ... Mullaire
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Storyline

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 Me

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Bulls, guns, whips, gold and one sacred cat See more »


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Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and some crude dialogue | See all certifications »

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26 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Call of the Wild  »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,533,765, 28 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,726,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,916,492
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Originally a project for Stephen Sommers to direct. See more »

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When Beck, Mariana, and Travis swim underneath the waterfall, Beck swims with his shirt on. Shortly after he gets out of the water, his shirt is dry. See more »

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[first lines]
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 »

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Written by Alejandro Martinez, David Lewis Kelmo Thomas, Ivan Scott Martin
Performed by Delinquent Habits
Courtesy of Windswept
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it was a fun movie
6 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Rock's newest one this weekend and found The Rundown to be quite entertaining. Sure, the plot is nothing to sneeze at but casting Christopher Walkin as the lead villain was wonderful. He has a very unique way of playing with the dialogue to make it quite funny. Seann William Scott is pretty darn hysterical and plays the second banana well. The impressive find is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's performance. The guy is getting better and better. I found his first one, The Scorpion King, to be fun but not worth collecting. This one might have to be bought though. His years of using a script and improvising in front of a multi-thousand seat auditorium has translated well to the screen and he has a sense of timing and ease in front of the cameras that has been hard won. He obviously can handle the action aspects of the movie too but (as with most action stars) I hear he wants to stretch his wings and perform other stuff. That has the potential to be fine down the line but lets see how he continues with the Action/Comedies first. Should be interesting to see how they do the Walking Tall remake. The original one was a pretty powerful movie with some seriously tense sequences.

Hopefully it won't be changed to much. Anyway, gonna have to give this one 3/4


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