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The Expendables 2 (2012)

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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

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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
Chuck Norris ... Booker
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Vilain
Bruce Willis ... Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench
Terry Crews ... Hale Caesar
Randy Couture ... Toll Road
Liam Hemsworth ... Billy The Kid
Scott Adkins ... Hector
Nan Yu ... Maggie
Amanda Ooms ... Pilar
Charisma Carpenter ... Lacy
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Storyline

Barney Ross is approached by CIA man Church, who wants him and his guns for hire to go to the former Soviet Union to retrieve something that was on a plane that crashed. Church doesn't tell him what he is getting. And Church sends a woman, Maggie with him to make sure he gets it. They find the plane and get the thing but some men take one of Barney's people hostage and the leader tells him to give him what they got or he'll kill his hostage. They give it to him but he kills his hostage anyway. Barney asks Maggie what was so important about that thing. She says that it showed the location of a Russian plutonium storage mine. Barney decides to track the man down and deal with him. They track them down and discover that the man they seek is Vilain who leads a group known as The Sangs and that they have taken all the men from the surrounding villages to work the mine. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables II See more »

Filming Locations:

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Trivia

The film reveals that Gunnar Jensen earned an advanced degree in chemical engineering, then abandoned his science career to work as bouncer in order to impress a girl. Dolph Lundgren earned a chemistry degree from Washington State University in 1976, a chemical engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in the early 1980s, and a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1982. Lundgren walked away from a science career to work as bodyguard for his then-girlfriend Grace Jones. While stuck in the mine, Gunnar refers to himself as a "Fulbright Scholar," which Lundgren achieved in real life. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, the location is stated as Distretto di Sindhupalchok, Nepal, however, signs written in Burmese can be seen. See more »

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Vilain: You wanna kill me like a man? Or you wanna kill me like a sheep? So. What's it going to be? Man or sheep?
Barney Ross: You wanna man up? I'll man you up.
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The credits show images of the actors. When each image appears the skull shows first then the rest of the actors image fades in. When Arnold Schwarzenegger's image appears the top right hand side of his face is last to disappear and there is a light in his eye. Referencing the poster for The Terminator where you can see the metal skull and glowing red eye. See more »

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A reloaded *** kicker and better than the 1st one.
16 August 2012 | by omarh92See all my reviews

I must admit, the hype for the first film was too much and in the end, we all got some intense 80s style action but with a poor story. This sequel however actually has a story, a story of revenge. The first film introduces the gang so we get to know them. The second however, we already know the gang so now we actually see how they truly are and how they work. This film is better since the rest of the team (other than Stallone) get more screen time and they have their humor moments. Van Dammne played a very very very very very AWESOME villain, and towards the end of the film, he shows even at the age of 50, he is stronger than ever. Arnie and Bruce Willis had a great screen time too with perfect humor, seriously the chemistry between those 2 and the rest is great. Speaking of chemistry, Dolph Lundgren's role is MUCH better now and very enjoyable. Chuck Norris, you'd be surprise how he is. The cast was great, the story is better, the action is MORE intense, there is great humor. In conclusion, Expendables 2 brings back the 1980s action style with it's teaspoon of humor. Enjoy the film!


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