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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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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

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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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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

Christopher Walken's character's full name is Cornelius Bernard Hatcher. See more »

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When Beck is fighting the football players at the beginning of the film, he slams the head of one into a stone column. When he hits the column, the black beanie he's wearing falls off. In the next shot where he's falling down it's back on his head. 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 »

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 »

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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.

In the film there is action pace , noisy adventures , 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 several references to Dwayne Johnson's wrestling persona . Dwayne Johnson's body double was his cousin , he broke his ankle in the scene where Beck and Travis are tumbling down a hillside with the Jeep . According to Seann William Scott the "thunder and lightning" bit was just a joke, but was so entertaining it was kept in the film . From start to finish the action-packed is nonstop . Runtime movie is adjusted , hundred minutes , it's fast moving and for that reason is not tiring , neither 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 deal of enemies with fists and weapons . The movie obtained success enough but didn't fail in box office .

The film's original title was "Helldorado" , it was then changed to "Welcome to the Jungle" before being changed again to "The Rundown". Thrilling 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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