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The Expendables (2010)

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A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

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Sylvester Stallone

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Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross
Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas
Jet Li ... Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren ... Gunner Jensen
Eric Roberts ... James Munroe
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Steve Austin ... Paine
David Zayas ... General Garza
Giselle Itié ... Sandra
Charisma Carpenter ... Lacy
Gary Daniels ... The Brit
Terry Crews ... Hale Caesar
Mickey Rourke ... Tool
Hank Amos ... Paul
Amin Joseph ... Pirate Leader
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Storyline

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort McComb, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,825,135, 15 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,068,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,470,394
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended director's cut)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Austin and Terry Crews previously appeared in the The Longest Yard (2005). See more »

Goofs

While Sandra and Barney are talking in her truck, a large piece of plywood is seen bouncing in the bed of the truck through the back window. In a shot of the back of the truck as it is driving away, the plywood is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barney Ross: We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night.
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut contains 10 minutes of additional footage plus alternate takes, dialog and soundtrack. (It was first officially released in the summer 2011 on Epix HD and US cable pay per view, before being released on Blu-ray in December 2011.) See more »

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Featured in ES.TV HD: Episode dated 28 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Castille
Written by David Bradnum (ASCAP)
Published by Le Rouge Music, Ltd (ASCAP)
Master under license from Conexion Entertainment Group and Corelli-Jacobs Recording Inc
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Just poor!
19 August 2010 | by solserchrSee all my reviews

I was expecting sooo much more from the legendary Stallone, instead we get something that is lacking on what it was trying to achieve. The last Rambo is a shining example of Stallone at his best, even the last Rocky! But this, this is just ... i just can't describe it properly. I love all the film's of the 80's in homage to the era that made the action movie, the now cheesy and clichéd. They entertained. I found myself looking at the clock on my phone throughout. It dragged. Bad script along with Stallone's plastic features; again why Stallone, WHY!!!

Statham as always entertained me, i just love watching the guy. This is the first time i found myself smudging the great name of Stallone. Maybe it's age, i don't know.

With recent revamps of old faves such as Predator, The A-Team, which were both fantastic in my opinion. Then you have this.. The only good thing's about this movie was the action which was top notch. And then the cast, and let's face it; Stallone, was he doing a Costner?

Disappointed!


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