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The Marine (2006)

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A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

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John Bonito

Writers:

Michelle Gallagher (story) (as Michell Gallagher), Michelle Gallagher (screenplay) (as Michell Gallagher) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cena ... John Triton
Robert Patrick ... Rome
Kelly Carlson ... Kate Triton
Anthony Ray Parker ... Morgan
Abigail Bianca ... Angela
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ... Van Buren
Manu Bennett ... Bennett
Damon Gibson Damon Gibson ... Vescera
Drew Powell ... Joe
Frank Carlopio Frank Carlopio ... Frank
Firass Dirani ... Al Qaeda Leader
Remi Broadway Remi Broadway ... Marine #1
Steve Harman Steve Harman ... Marine #2
Damien Bryson Damien Bryson ... Marine #3
Robert Coleby ... Braun
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Storyline

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Awful Movies Wiki

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El marine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,138,774, 15 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,843,314, 21 January 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was actually shot two years before it was released to theaters. See more »

Goofs

A round from the M203 that Triton also uses in the opening sequence must travel around 15 meters before it will arm and detonate; should it stop at a shorter distance such as the inside of a room, it will bounce off whatever it hits without exploding. See more »

Quotes

Rome: Morgan, see if you can go find the generator.
Morgan: Why me?
Rome: Why not?
Morgan: What if there's some guy up there with a hockey mask and a hatchet? Or... or a group of country ass crackers cravin' some man-love?
Rome: It'll be fun, like summer camp.
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Connections

Spoofed in MADtv: Episode #12.2 (2006) See more »

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Written by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Performed by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Courtesy of Bad Poodle Music
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Corny, but still a fun time!
2 February 2007 | by CroatianSensation1975See all my reviews

WWE champion John Cena makes his acting debut in WWE Films' "The Marine". No matter what all the other critics say, this film is not all that bad! I grew up during the 80's watching and loving such action flicks as Commando, Cobra, Tango & Cash, Action Jackson, and The Marine is no worse than any of those cheesy 80's films we all know and love. I believe that is the appeal of this film to me!

John Cena plays a marine by the name of John Triton. After disobeying a direct command during active duty in the Middle East, he is discharged and returns home to his wife in South Carolina. Bored with his new found freedom from the service, little does he know that some unwanted action is waiting for him.

Like I mentioned before, this is a fun action flick in the vein of the old 80's action movies. A very predictable plot, but a lot of fun! Who says that every film has to be like The Lord Of The Rings, or The Godfather to be enjoyed by people on a boring Sunday afternoon. The Marine does what it was meant to, it entertains the audience with unrealistic action and explosions.

John Cena can not act outside of the squared circle. In my humble opinion, he is not even a great wrestler, so I expected his wooden acting skills. Still, in this type of movie, who cares? Van Damme can't act either, but his early films were fun like this.

Overall, I give this film a 5/10. Great for a boring rainy afternoon, and a definite must for all 80's action fans.


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