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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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Peter Berg

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R.J. Stewart (story), R.J. Stewart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Beck (as The Rock)
Seann William Scott ... Travis
Rosario Dawson ... Mariana
Christopher Walken ... Hatcher
Ewen Bremner ... Declan
Jon Gries ... Harvey
William Lucking ... Walker
Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Manito
Stuart F. Wilson ... Swenson
Dennis Keiffer ... Naylor
Garrett Warren ... Henshaw
Toby Holguin ... Head Indian Tracker
Paul S. Power Paul S. Power ... Martin (as Paul Power)
Stephen Bishop ... Knappmiller
Chuck Norman 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to the Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director of the movie Peter Berg also directed Dwayne Johnson in an episode of the latter's HBO series "Ballers". Peter also plays a football coach in the series and Dwayne got his start as a college football player at the University of Miami. See more »

Goofs

When Mariana lifts the gold statue without any effort it is obvious that it is a fake. The weight of gold is a lot (19,3 g/cm3), so that "Gato"'s weight is at least 20kg. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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A Origem Da Felicidade
Written by Celso Fonseca
Performed by Celso Fonseca
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records
Under License from Crammed Discs
by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Put Your Brain On Hold & Enjoy The Stylish, Wild Ride
20 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Yup, this is way hokey and one of the dumbest movies I own in my collection, yet it's very likable and mostly a fun film with great style and scenery.

An adventure story, played strictly for entertainment value, it mostly succeeds because Dwayne Johnson, better known as "The Rock," is a very likable hero. He's clean-cut, well-spoken, modest, etc. Supposedly this film was supposed to be The Rock grabbing the action mantle, so to speak, from the king - Arnold Schwarzenegger - who will no longer make movies. They even have Arnie make a quick cameo, wishing The Rock good luck! That was a good touch.

Meanwhile, Rock's cohort in this film, Seann William Scott, gets by with his sense of humor. It almost plays like one of these "buddy movies" except that these two guys ("Beck" and "Travis," respectively) are not on the same page about anything. In no other film can I recall two characters getting beat up and annihilated like these two guys....but they never seem the worse for wear! Unbelievable!

Rosario Dawson adds some female sex appeal and Christopher Walken adds his normal entertaining take on being the villain. His dialog was very good in here.

I didn't realize until the second time I watched it (which is where I stand now) just how stylishly this was filmed. This movie reminded me of many made by either Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Taranatino with the gimmick photography. It makes it all the more fun to watch. Add some excellent sound, tremendous Hawaiian scenery simulated to look the the Amazon jungle in Brazil......and you can put up with the stupidness of the story and have a good time.


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