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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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Richard Wenk (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Instagram | Lionsgate | See more »

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Expendables II See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,591,370, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$85,028,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$314,975,955
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song Expendables sing in the closing scene is composed of several unrelated verses from the 1912 poem 'Congo' by Vachel Lindsay. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning battle of the movie, when Yin Yang is fighting the bad guys that attack him with knives, it is very noticeable that 1 of the attackers has a rubber knife. See more »

Quotes

[Ross charges in, guns blazing]
Vilain: Let's make it more dramatic.
[shoots out half the lights]
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, as the actors image and name appears, there is a lightning flash on the actor's face. When this occurs, an image of a "skull" appears superimposed over the face with the flash and then fades. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the version dubbed for francophone markets, the character Church, played by Bruce Willis is renamed to Chapelle. See more »

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Groovin
Written by Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
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10 December 2012 | by matt-rice-542-9959See all my reviews

this does exactly what it says on the tin!!

Like the first one i wasn't expecting mind blowing dialogue, but it still gives you the greatest action stars to graced our screens in one movie. I really enjoyed the film for its entertainment value but it was pretty crap. I would also like to give an acknowledgement to the muscles from Brussels JCVD as I feel he stole the limelight as his acting and character shone out of the bunch.

this may have been because he was the baddie and had a meatier role. But then again none of these boys are really renowned for there acting skills.


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