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.


Peter Berg


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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


In an attempt to earn enough money to start his own small business, the dauntless bounty hunter--or retrieval expert--and aspiring restaurateur, Beck, is talked into bringing back home his shady boss' adventure-seeking son, Travis, from the impenetrable Amazon jungle. However, there, in the dusty town of El Dorado, Beck is in for a wild ride, as the local tyrant and powerful mining baron, Cornelius Hatcher, too, is desperately trying to track down Travis: the only person who knows the exact location of a precious golden artefact. Now, the feisty barmaid with the hidden agenda, Mariana, and Hatcher's small army of whip-cracking gun-toting henchmen are after Beck and Travis, hell-bent on finding first the rare statuette. Will they get out of the jungle in one piece? Written by Nick Riganas

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cut to the chase september 26 See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Originally a project for Stephen Sommers to direct. See more »


Around 00:32:06, lights behind Hatcher are on. On the next shot, lights are off. See more »


[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

UK Version was cut for violence (2 minutes, ie. head-butt in the bar scene) to secure a 12A rating. DVD/VHS version is uncut with a 15 rating, however the Blu-ray features the cut version. See more »


Referenced in The Rundown: The Amazon, Hawaii Style (2004) See more »


La Balada De Chusy
Written by Jose Luis Pardo, Julio Briceno
Performed by Los Amigos Invisibles
Courtesy of Luaka Bop, Inc.
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User Reviews

Exciting adventures and fight movie with two sympathetic starring , The Rock and Sean William Scott
24 November 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This moving film concerns upon Beck , ¨ The Rock¨ , a bouncing and hunk man who's assigned by William Lucking to track down his son , Travis/Sean William Scott , in Amazon jungle . He will have to confront lots of dangers until find him and both of whom will take on a villain , mine proprietary , Christopher Walken . There is a girl , Rosario Dawson , who will help them . They are chasing an extraordinary treasure , the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine , facing off revolutionaries , jungle's monkeys and nasty enemies.Welcome to Rock-Solid Entertainment! . Bulls, guns, whips, gold and one sacred cat .

In the film there are noisy adventures , action pace , impressive struggles , beautiful landscapes and a little bit of humor concerning the starring couple , making a ¨Buddy movie¨ type . Both of them fighting against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure . There are a lot of references to Dwayne Johnson as the famous wrestling fighter , subsequently he turned a successful and box-office actor . According to Sean William Scott there are several bits were just jokes , but they were so entertaining and amusing that kept in the film . From start to finish the action-packed is non-stop . Runtime movie is adjusted , around hundred minutes , it's fast moving and that's why it is neither tiring, not boring , but bemusing . The final confrontation between ¨Rock¨ and the contenders is breathtaking and overwhelming ; likeness to ending showdown in the pictures starred by Chuck Norris , Charles Bronson and Arnold in which they kill a great deal of enemies with fists and weapons . The movie though shot in fits and starts obtained success enough , but didn't fail in box office .

The film's original title was "Helldorado" , it was then modified to "Welcome to the Jungle" , before being changed again, and it was finally titled "The Rundown". Thrilling and moving musical score by Harry Gregson-Williams . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler . The flick was professionally directed by Peter Berg . The movie will appeal to exotic adventures and action movies fans . Rating : 6/10 , well catching .

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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 »


Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,553,765, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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