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The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 13 October 2006 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$18,844,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,164,661
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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

Bennett: This guy is like the terminator.
Rome: [looks in the over head mirror]
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Connections

Followed by The Marine 2 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunshine
Written by Carlos Hassan, Sandy Lol and Lil' Flip (as Eric Weston)
Performed by Lil' Flip featuring Lea
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Dios mio.
7 November 2006 | by salsamividaSee all my reviews

I am a huge John Cena fan, so I'm not writing this just to pick on him. But "The Marine" is the worst film I've ever seen, and I've made a habit of seeing bad films.

*May contain SPOILERS* The short version: See John shoot. Shoot, shoot, shoot. See John run. BOOM! Run, John, run. See John drive. See John swim. Swim, swim, Boom! Run, swim, hit, BOOM, hit, hit, kiss - The end.

The long version: I'll skip the cheesy opening credits and the bizarre soundtrack (which at more than one point seems to be channeling Celine Dion). The movie was supposedly directed by one John Bonito; I wouldn't say that the movie was directed so much as it wandered along aimlessly, occasionally bumping into scenery. Even the scenery refused to "act" (Queensland, Australia is NOT South Carolina, Mr. Bonito). Mr. Cena ambles along through the famous jungles of "South Carolina," occasionally stopping to glance around, never conveying the slightest hint that he might actually be thinking something. Five minutes into the movie, I apologized to the friend I dragged along with me to see it. Ten minutes into it, I officially began imagining a completely different movie. By the end, I no longer cared who lived. I wouldn't have minded if the characters had simply begun shooting themselves, just so that we'd all be put out of our misery.

I wanted this to be a fun movie - I like a fun, cheesy action film as much as the next person - but this movie didn't even try. I was so disappointed ... Mr. Cena, you owe me $9.50!


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