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Soldiers of Fortune (2012)

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Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Craig McCenzie
Sean Bean ... Dimidov
Ving Rhames ... Grimaud Tourneur
Dominic Monaghan ... Tommy Sin
Colm Meaney ... Carter Mason
Oksana Korostyshevskaya Oksana Korostyshevskaya ... Cecelia
Charlie Bewley ... Charles Herbert Vanderbeer
Ryan Donowho ... Ernesto
Freddy Rodríguez ... Capt. Mike Reed
James Cromwell ... Samuel Haussman
Gennadi Vengerov ... Colonel Lupo
Sarah Ann Schultz ... Magda Lupo
Shawn Parsons ... The Pitchman
Martina Jagodkina Martina Jagodkina ... Helen
Romuald Makarenko ... Grimaud's Client
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Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

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Taglines:

The Best have met their match See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Russia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kohtalon soturit See more »

Filming Locations:

Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,978, 5 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,842, 12 August 2012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Slater's birthday is August 18th, the same as the character he plays in this film, Craig McCenzie. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits a satellite zooms in on the region between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Rugged mountainous terrain is revealed, but there is actually only desert in that area. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Craig McCenzie: [talking by radio while surveilling] Okay, Miss Mike, you're in.
[long pause]
Craig McCenzie: Watch your ass.
Reed: [sneaking into a stronghold, disguised wearing a burka] Definitely Taliban presence here. Not a lot, but they're here. Over.
Craig McCenzie: If you see Bin Laden, you can give him a big New York kiss. Then chop his nuts off. You can wear them as earrings.
Reed: Roger that.
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Soundtracks

The City Is Burning
Written by Tommy Fields
Performed by Tommy Fields (feat. Eddie Santos)
Published by Pseudo Space Monkey (ASCAP) and That's Bad Ass (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bad Ass Music
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All things considering, this movie really isn't anything too bad.
25 July 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Seriously, this movie could had been a lot worse. At least its not being one of those cheap looking B-action movie flicks. It actually is a technically pretty well made movie, with of course also one truly great cast in it.

Believe it or not but this movie actually stars Sean Bean, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Christian Slater and Dominic Monaghan all in one special soldiers of fortune team. A cast list every movie would and also should be jealous of. No idea why they did this movie but I guess they need a paycheck like this, every once and a while. it was also great to see Colm Meaney as in the villain in this movie. It's funny but I was wondering not too long ago what Colm Meaney was up to now days, since I hadn't seen him in anything for years now. And then boom! His face popped up in this movie, still looking the same as 20 years ago.

Storywise, the movie was really dropping the ball toward its end, which was a shame since I really was with the movie at first. It has a ridicules concept but at least it got presented convincingly enough, also thanks to its fine actors of course. After a while you'll start to realize the movie isn't going anywhere anymore with its story. It's as if half way through they threw away the script and decided to put in some simple action sequences instead. I truly think that this movie and its story had far more potential in it, so that's truly a big waste.

It's not a particularly spectacular or involving genre movie to watch but it at least isn't boring or offensively bad, in any way or form. It's definitely being a better movie than just the average B-genre movie attempt and I hope that director Maxim Korostyshevsky continues making movies and who knows, maybe one day he'll have his big breakthrough, which seriously isn't anything unlikely, since you can definitely tell the right skills and talent are there. All he needs now is a more decent script and a bigger budget to work with.

Not a great genre movie but a good guilty pleasure.

5/10

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