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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

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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

Official Sites:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview on the DVD Extras, after auditioning Kelly Carlson, Cena said he knew right away that she was the one he wanted to play his wife in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After backing up at the gas station, the cop car is clearly shown to have flat tire. When Triton drives away in the car, the flat is gone. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: I hate cops... and rock candy.
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Should Have Been Gone
Written by Wayne Perry and Tommy Smith
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The Marine:The Doc's Review
13 November 2006 | by walken_on_sunshineSee all my reviews

The Marine is just a silly film by WWE simply to entertain it's fan base and further it's empire.For one to judge The Marine you need to take into account that this film was intended to entertain action fans with a no brainer,cheesy,action,popcorn flick and as a popcorn flick The Marine succeeds.John Cena is actually a good actor and he played his invincible,heroic,one man strike force character to perfection as did Robert Patrick with his absolutely hilarious character.The Marine has the most unbelievable stunts and at some times they are almost unbearably bad.The fight sequences are great,very intense,very hardcore, but the explosions and special effects are brutally unrealistic and cheesy.The film also has some of the most annoying,campy,corny, dialog ever captured on film.It's so bad you feel like you're re-watching 1997's Batman and Robin.As a follower of pro wrestling I'm aware that John Cena currently has a love/hate relationship with WWE fans.Females and Adolescents love Cena while Males hate him.My guess is that The Marine was made in order to change male fans opinions by making an action film that generally appeals to them.However judging by the overall IMDb rating WWE failed to do so.I wouldn't necessarily say THe Marine is a bad film but it is incomparable and can't compete with mainstream action films like The Transporter,Crank,or District B13 however if you enjoy direct to DVD action flicks that have a thin storyline but some great action scenes like Special Forces or Belly Of The Beast than The Marine is more suited to you.It's definitely not the worst film ever made and I think for the most part it's because it doesn't take itself seriously and admits it's a popcorn flick.Overall The Marine is just silly action much like wrestling and much like wrestling the characters are whacky and at times unbelievable.


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