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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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Vescera
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Al Qaeda Leader
Remi Broadway ...
Marine #1
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Marine #2
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Marine #3
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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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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El marine  »

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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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Trivia

Cena trained with the Marines in preparation for his role in the film. See more »

Goofs

Most police agencies including the South Carolina police do not use wheel guns. All revolvers have been replaced by semi-auto pistol usually in a 9mm size. However, many agencies do permit individual officers to use weapons of their own choice, so it is possible, although not likely, for a revolver to be used by a law officer. See more »

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Rome: Would somebody *please* shoot this guy?
Morgan: What does it look like we're doin'?
Rome: Missing.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Tonight
Written by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Performed by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
Courtesy of Bad Poodle Music
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Dios mio.
7 November 2006 | by See 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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