4 half siblings stand to inherit $3,000,000 each from their dad, if they work together as family for 2 years. 3 of them go to Mexico as bounty hunters to get a bail-jumper, who's connected to the kidnapping of a billionaire.


Michael Pavone (as Mike Pavone)


Michael Pavone (as Mike Pavone)





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cena ... Sam Carey
Ethan Embry ... Leo Carey
Amy Smart ... Nina Carey
Michael Rispoli ... Canton
Boyd Holbrook ... Douglas Carey
Gregg Henry ... Wills
Lela Loren ... Theresa Trujillo
Jack Conley ... Nealon
J.D. Garfield ... Verdugo
Josh Berry ... Bermutti
Dylan Kenin ... Bertram
River Shields River Shields ... Janson
Rio Alexander ... Rodriguez
Jayson Merrill Jayson Merrill ... Limo Driver
Michael Sinclair Walter ... Body Guard #1 (as Michael Walter)


Sam and Leo Cleary have grown up hating each other, and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom they've only recently been introduced. The sons share the same father, a womanizing drunk, but all have different mothers. Their father died a rich man and when they're brought together by their sister Nina to learn which of them will inherit the old man's fortune, they are handed an unpleasant surprise. A requirement of the will is that the three estranged siblings go into business together as bail bondsmen. Their first job is to bring in a parole violator who has left Leo with a $250,000 debt. Their search will take them into the mountains of Mexico where they encounter a drug lord and uncover a kidnapping plot, masterminded by an embittered entrepreneur that will endanger them all. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Last Chance. Long Odds.


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This is the second movie that Gregg Henry (Wills) and Jack Conley (Nealon) have been in together the first was Payback (1999) See more »


When the guys first land in Mexico, they're seen sitting in the back of a cab. Out the back window, on the rear projection plate, you see the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, indicating that the background footage was actually filmed in Los Angeles not Mexico. See more »


[first lines]
Janson: It's due tomorrow.
Wills: Hmm? What's due tomorrow?
Janson: My paper on what my dad does for a living. It's due tomorrow.
Wills: Oh, yeah. Uh, I own a company... that uh... owns a lot of other companies.
Janson: What kind of companies?
Wills: Retail, mostly. Clothes, shoes, pharmaceuticals. Some high tech stuff.
Janson: Okay, but what do you actually do?
Wills: [smirking] I make money. It's difficult to explain to someone your age.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown alongside credits. See more »


References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »


Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza (uncredited)
Arranged and Performed by Trini López (as Trini Lopez)
Courtesy of Dominion Records, Inc.
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The Reunion: I was bamboozled!
17 March 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I often watch literal pick & mix movies where I have no idea what is, not even the films name. Because of this I often watch some truly poor stuff, often stuff that isn't even on IMDB and I end up adding it myself.

All was going well, then suddenly John Cena pops up on screen. Let me be clear I'm a wrestling fan so maybe I'm bias but I truly cannot stand this human being so I immediatly expected bad things from The Reunion.

It did however have Amy Smart & Ethan Embry to counter balance the albino hulk so all hope was not lost.

It tells the story of four half siblings who are brought together through the death of their father and the adventure that it leads to.

The plot, not entirely original but it certainly has its moments and the writing is solid. Amy Smart alas is pretty wasted as she is a very bit part considering she's arguably the biggest name in the movie. No folks I'm not acknowledging Cena, he's a crappy wrestler who occasionally pops up in films, big wrestler....not so big actor.

This is another WWE films production and their films have been hit and miss since day one. They've done some really enjoyable ones and they've done some stinkers, this is somewhere inbetween.

If the "Doctor of Thuganomics" had been cast with you know.....someone who could act then maybe this would have been better. Regardless it's a decent enough effort.

The Good:

Some good cast choices

Couple of great moments

Solid writing

The Bad:

John Cena

Could have been a tad more original

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

One punch knocks out the average human being

I can't take Michael Rispoli seriously anymore, While You Were Sleeping (1995) and his shoe fetish has done irreparable damage

John Cena in a cowboy hat somehow looks even more ridiculous than usual, I'm surprised WWE aren't making garish colored ones and selling them as his merchandise.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 February 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Reunion See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WWE Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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